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Chatham Field Experiences


International Affairs
Chatham Field Experiences

The Chatham Field Experiences program offers eligible Chatham students international study and travel as an integral part of their Chatham degree program. Eligible students must have completed 30 credits at the time of travel, 15 of which must have been completed at Chatham.

Chatham Field Experiences include academic courses focused on interdisciplinary topics, taught by Chatham faculty during the Maymester term. The courses, topics, and foreign sites vary from year to year, depending on faculty interests and experiences, the global economy, and current international political conditions.

The cost for the field experiences vary based on location and other variables such as excursions, food, etc. Students may use their study abroad voucher toward the program costs.

Chatham Field Experiences 2015


  • Indicator Species and Sustainable Resource Management in the Pantanal - Dr. Fraser  (cancelled)
  • Eco-building & Agroforestry in the Pantanal - Dr. Lettan (cancelled)


  • Business Sustainability in Prague - Dr. Delong (cancelled)
  • Sustainability Communications in Prague - Dr. Cruger (cancelled)


  • Identity, Diversity and Social Policy in the European Union - Dr. Rossbach and Dr. Rubin


  • Rainbow Country Trails - Dr. Sene

Maymester field experience program information - information about eligibility, program fees, course descriptions and other important information

Application Procedure for Maymester Field Experiences 2015

  1. Field Experiences announced late August
  2. Faculty leaders present information sessions about programs - September 23 4pm in Sanger (will be videotaped and posted here)
  3. Online application deadline - Friday October 17 12 noon. (online application will be active after information session)
  4. Before Spring Advising, field experiences application decisions announced.
  5. November 5, 2014 deposit and contract due to Office of International Affairs (Falk 001)
  6. Spring, students take prerequiste course for field experience

Previous Chatham Field Experiences Locations

Chatham Field Experiences 2014 Locations

  • Brazil: Endangered Species in the Pantanal
  • Brazil: Sustanaible Energy Practices and Construction in the Pantanal
  • South Africa: Rainbow Country Trails
  • Italy: The City in Post-war Italy - Siena, Florence and Rome
  • Italy: Italian Renaissance: Painting, Sculpture and Architecture

Chatham Field Experiences 2013 Locations

  • Berlin, Germany and Brussels, Belgium: Identity and Social Policy in the European Union
  • South Africa: Rainbow Country Trails
  • Taiwan: Multicultural Taiwan

Chatham Abroad Maymester 2012 Locations

  • Berlin, Germany: International Business in Germany
  • The Galapagos Islands: A Conservation Experience
  • Indonesia: Art and Culture in Contemporary in Indonesia
  • Istanbul, Turkey: Contemporary Issues in Turkish Society and Politics


Chatham University Office of International Affairs