At Furman, we understand that field and research experiences are vital to your education. As such, we offer numerous field and travel opportunities from individual labs in our introductory courses, to weekend field trips in our upper-level courses, to three-week experiences in May, and whole semester abroad opportunities for our majors.

Our introductory and upper-level classes take local and regional trips to the mountains, caves, swamps, and coasts surrounding our community. We offer domestic May Experience trips to the Sierra Nevadas, the Southern Appalachians, and the national parks as well as international travel experiences to Iceland, Tanzania, and Guatemala. Many of our majors also partake in semester programs through other departments including the India program through the Asian Studies Department, the Brussels program through Political Science, and various Biology Department travel programs as well as the Danish Institute for Study Abroad program in Copenhagen.

If you are interested in any of these programs, begin your application at the Office of Study Away and International Education.

May Experience Programs

Our May Experience travel courses provide students with focused opportunities to explore new places and apply the concepts learned in classes to real world settings. These three-week programs are co-led by our faculty and are open to both interested majors and non-majors.

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Domestic Programs

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International Programs