International Volcanological Field School

14 January 2019

Our International Volcanological Field School is a 3-credit course offered through the University of Alaska Fairbanks in two sessions each summer in Katmai National Park, Alaska and Mutnovsky and Gorely Volcanos, Kamchatka, Russia. This course provides undergraduate and graduate students interested in volcanology with direct access to areas of active volcanism and with opportunity to discuss volcanic processes while examining the products of recent eruptive deposits.

The Katmai session offered June 2 – 15 in Katmai National Park provides a unique opportunity to explore the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes and neighboring volcanoes Mount Katmai, New Trident, and Mount Mageik.

The Kamchatka session offered August 12-26 takes students to Mutnovsky and Gorely volcanoes in Kamchatka offering excellent examples of caldera-forming ignimbrites, lava flows, cinder cones, extrusive domes, active fumaroles, and geothermal systems. In addition to basic science, students learn conducting field works in harsh environment as part of international team of students and faculty.

Additional information and photos can be found at our Facebook page.

Applications are currently accepted on a continuous basis until all vacancies are filled. Please act promptly to reserve your spot!

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