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From kayaking in Scotland and Wales to climbing at Joshua Tree, California, from international departmental travel opportunities to required expeditions, EXP students and faculty explore locations around the world.
These are the core of the expeditionary studies curriculum. Upper level climbing, skiing, and paddling classes spend time, indeed most of their class time, “in the field.” In addition to local settings, class locations range from places such as the New England Coast to the Rocky Mountains or North Cascades, from Red Rocks, Nevada to Nova Scotia. To help expand student resumes, the EXP faculty take these courses to new settings on a regular basis.
“The Senior Expedition” is the capstone of the expeditionary studies degree. It is the point at which all the study and experience comes together in a significant and independent expedition. Senior expeditions cover the globe, from the Mediterranean to the Sierra; from British Columbia to the Rockies, from Maine to Florida. Where will yours go?
In addition to occasional opportunities for specific classes to travel abroad, our department offers international expeditions on a regular basis. Sometimes these are “technical” in nature, such as the ones that climbed Pico de Orizaba or Mt. Kilimanjaro; others might be trekking or backpacking experiences in Nepal or Patagonia open to everyone. No matter the location or length, these are offered as part of an EXP course called “Adventure Travel and Tourism (EXP 303).
We invite you to learn more about Expeditionary Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. Please feel free to contact the chair.
Larry Soroka, Chair
Office: 102 Broad St.
Phone: (518) 564-5292