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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.

To be eligible, students must have completed 30 credits at the time of travel, 15 of which must have been completed at Chatham, and not have any academic, discipline or financial holds. Students must be in good academic standing at time of application and prior to program departure.

Chatham Field Experiences include academic courses focused on interdisciplinary topics, taught by Chatham faculty during the summer 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 is 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 2021

Due to continued travel restrictions in field experience locations, Chatham Field Experiences for summer 2021 have been cancelled.

Previous Chatham Field Experiences Locations:

Chatham Field Experiences 2019 Locations

  • Greece - Discovery Course
  • Ireland - Ireland's Advanced Economy and Sustainability for 2020 and Beyond
  • Spain - Global Health Experience

Chatham Field Experiences 2018 Locations

  • Berlin and Brussels - Identity and Social Policy in the European Union 
  • Costa Rica - Special Topics in Sustainability
  • Greece - Discovery Course
  • Indonesia - Indonesian Field Experience

Chatham Field Experiences 2017 Locations

  • Japan - Kansai Cuisines
  • Portugal - Empire, Dictatorship and Identity in Modern Europe
  • Spain - Global Health Perspectives

Chatham Field Experiences 2016 Locations

  • Brazil - Sustainability in Brazil
  • Indonesia - Indonesian Culture and Beliefs in a Sustainably Built Environment
  • Sweden - Gender Mainstreaming and Public Policy: A Comparative Exploration of Sweden
  • Taiwan - Take on Taiwan