Study Tours and AIG Field Schools



Adventures in Geography 
AIG field schools typically involve 5-6 days of travel and field study in a region of BC, Alberta, or Washington State. Trips are usually held in August or September. Each AIG accepts 10-15 upper-level students. AIG students enrol for the fall term in GEOG 470 (5 credits), or equivalent field course. Application deadlines for AIGs are usually in March.

Planned AIGs, as well as a list of as well as photos from past AIGs, are shown below.

Study tours 
Study tours to Canadian and international destinations typically run for 2-3 weeks in May or August. Trips are lead by Geography faculty members, often in collaboration with faculty from other departments. Most study tours take 16 students, and are open to students from all programs. Students enrol in between 9-12 credits on average, for courses that vary according to destination.

Planned study tours, as well as a list of and photos from past tours, are shown below.

Nuts and Bolts
AIGs and Study Tours require multiple class meetings prior to and following the conclusion of the travel. All trips require additional, non-refundable fees on top of tuition, and travel to destinations outside of Canada requires a current passport. Accommodations are shared, and travel typically takes place by passenger vehicle, public transportation, and air. Travel may take place on all seven days, unless otherwise arranged. Students with disabilities or special needs should contact trip leaders prior to application so that additional arrangements may be made.

For more information on these field experiences, please contact the Department Assistant, Nicole Klassen, or the trip organizers.

Current and Planned Study Tours and AIGs 



Study Tour: Mexico, May 2014, led by Garry Fehr, David Gibson, and Stephen Piper; New York City, Summer 2015, led by Steve Marsh, Mike Smith, and Sharon Gillies
AIG: San Francisco, September 2014, led by Mike Smith, Jonathan Hughes, and Cherie Enns

Past Study Tours and AIGs 

Past Study Tours: 


 Bryce Canyon, UT (above);
Queen's Laundry, Yellowstone NP (below)

Camping near Ft. Stevens, WA,

Past AIGs: 



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