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Field trips overseas

A field trip overseas offers a great opportunity for you to take part in activities that enable you to learn more about your particular subject in a new country. It can also be invaluable for course-related research projects, which may involve you volunteering your services at the same time.

Field trips can range in duration from one week up to a couple of months and may be arranged through your faculty at BU or through a specialist organisation. There is generally a cost involved for participation in the activity, as well as travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.

Field trips can be for undergraduate and postgraduate students and can be included as part of your degree or as an extra-curricular activity you arrange for yourself.

Organisations who could help you organise your field trip

Please remember though that all of the opportunities listed below have been provided in good faith. BU is not responsible for the content of the websites or any of the activities these organisations are running. Students are responsible for any financial costs which they may incur.

  • Gap Force - marine conservation, teaching, medical placements, community development and more in over 20 countries
  • Grampus Heritage - European projects concerned with culture, heritage, archaeology and the environment
  • Archelon - Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece offers monitoring and research projects
  • Atlantic Whale Foundation - offers a range of conservation and humanitarian projects
  • Frontier - a non-profit conservation and development non-governmental organisation offering over 300 projects in 5 continents
  • Operation Wallacea - runs a series of biological and conservation management research projects that operate in remote regions of the world
  • i-to-i - offers international volunteering and conservation projects
  • Working Abroad - voluntary and professional work opportunities in over 150 countries worldwide.