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  • Locations: Atlanta, GA, United States; Aurora, United States; bozeman, United States; Columbia, United States; Dinosaur National Monument, United States; Flagstaff, United States; Jackson, MS, United States; Las Vegas, United States; Mammoth Lakes, United States; Morefield Campground, United States; Olema, United States; olympia, United States; Pine Springs, TX, United States; Portland, OR, United States; San Francisco, CA, United States; Santa Fe, United States; Sapelo Island, GA, United States; Seattle, WA, United States; Teton National Park, United States; Tulelake, United States; Zion National Park, United States;
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 12/08/2019 12/14/2019 06/04/2020 08/02/2020
NOTE: For IFP 2020, all application materials are due by Dec. 1, 2019. We will not review applications or accept students until after this deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Domestic Type of Instruction: Fieldwork/Research
Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Scholarship Availability: Yes
College/School: Franklin Academic Area: Anthropology, Ecology, Geology
Minimum number of credit hours: 12 Maximum number of credit hours: 12
Click here for a definition of this term Number of Student Participants: 11-20 students
Program Description:

UGA Interdisciplinary Field Program

The UGA IFP is a two month program in field-based Geology, Ecology, and Anthropology open to all majors.

The IFP begins in early June and spends several days of classroom and field instruction at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia. From there, the course travels west via the Desert Southwest and arrives on the Pacific coast in the San Francisco Bay area approximately four weeks into the trip. The route then heads north through the Pacific Northwest before heading back east through the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

Along the way, the group visits some of the country’s most spectacular national parks and monuments, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Crater Lake, and Yellowstone. Students have the opportunity to challenge themselves physically on famous hiking trails such as the Narrows in Zion National Park and up Mount St. Helens in Washington and to explore fantastic cities such as Portland and San Francisco on days off.  

The program travels by van, moving every few days to new campsites. Nearly all accommodations are in campgrounds, which range from developed (with hot showers and laundry facilities) to primitive (with pit toilets and no running water). In camp, students assist with various chores, such as loading/unloading, cleaning, and meal preparation.

Days are long and the work is demanding, but IFP participants are rewarded with great memories and friendships that last a lifetime!

See our website for itinerary, course options, and other trip details:
http://ifp.uga.edu

 



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Program Reviews:
Margaret Latham Dye, Summer 2019 Participant
I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone, but it was so worth it. I learned a lot and made so many good friends that will hopefully last a lifetime.

Kellie Lynn White, Summer 2019 Participant
I had extremely high expectations for IFP and it exceeded all of them.

Jessica Leah Mitchell, Summer 2019 Participant
While this program was difficult, the instructors were reasonable and never had us drowning in work.