Honors IFP celebrates 25 years
(UGA Building the New Learning Environment, September 2012)
"During an eight-week period each summer, students in UGA's Honors Interdisciplinary Field Program trek across 21 states on a journey that takes them to some of the nation's most spectacular national parks and monuments...Now in its 25th year, students in the program have traveled enough miles to circle the Earth 12 times." Read More
GPS program tracks UGA students' journey across U.S.
(UGA Building the New Learning Environment, July 2011)
"For more than 20 years, the University of Georgia Interdisciplinary Field Program has allowed undergraduate students to learn geology, ecology and anthropology in a coast-to-coast outdoor classroom. This year, the students are sharing their progress by using SPOT, an online GPS tracking tool, which charts their route in real time." Read More
Adventure across America
(UGA Building the New Learning Environment, December 2008)
"Itís one thing to see America from 35,000 feet and quite another to hear the crickets sing on Sapelo Island and feel the fresh air flowing in from Glacier National Park. University of Georgia students have a chance to do the latter during the annual Interdisciplinary Field Program, an eight-week adventure across the country that also allows them to ring up some serious science credits toward graduation." Read More
UGA program opens up mountains, valleys for study
(Athens Banner-Herald, September 2008)
"Students participating in the University of Georgia's Summer Interdisciplinary Field Program do so for a variety of reasons - to see the country from the ground up, to pick up some college credits and to learn more about anthropology, geology and ecology in an "open-air classroom" environment.
Three students from Oconee County-based schools who took part in this year's program (now in its 20th year) also had excellent motives for taking the eight-week trip, which covers some 14,000 miles from Georgia's Sapelo Island to Mount St. Helens in Washington state." Read More
Field study combines learning, fun
(Red and Black, July 2007)
"Ever had a lecture halfway down the Grand Canyon? While straddling the San Andreas Fault? Inside a Puebloan Cliffhouse?
This summer, I've had lectures at all those places - and many more - as part of the University's Interdisciplinary Field Program. For eight weeks, 16 students and seven professors journey over 14,000 miles, 20 states and 10 national parks while taking a full courseload of geology, ecology and anthropology. Though the IFP is a unique experience, it incorporates valuable approaches to education that should be applied more widely at the University to enhance otherwise normal academic experiences." Read More
Summer camp on steroids
(Georgia Magazine, December 2002)
"Honor students hit the road on two-month field study program that provides fun and plenty of food for thought" Read More