Miami University

College of Arts & Sciences

Earth Expeditions



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Miami Universitys Project Dragonfly has also partnered with the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) to expand AZAs professional development opportunities. Dragonfly's EE graduate courses graduate courses count toward earning a Certificate in AZAs Professional Development Program.

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Earth Expeditions are Miami University study abroad courses designed for people at all stages of their life and career who are looking for inspiring professional development opportunities while earning graduate credit. All courses engage with grassroots conservation and sustainability programs that are making a difference in Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

Enrolled students travel to important conservation areas to gain first-hand knowledge of local biodiversity and community conservation efforts for the benefit of humans and wildlife worldwide. All courses also involve an on-going online component in which students interact to make change in their home communities.

EE field sites include: the Amazon, Australia, Baja, Belize, Borneo, Brazil, Costa Rica, Galápagos, Guyana, Hawai’i, India, Kenya, Mongolia, Namibia, Paraguay and Thailand.

Earth Expeditions consist of two required components:

  • a 5-credit summer term study abroad experience (~10 days) with complimentary online coursework
  • a 2-credit fall semester follow-up online course in which participants actualize change in their local communities.

Earth Expeditions courses are open to any adult learners and teachers seeking professional development opportunities to benefit their career, as well as individuals simply seeking a unique life-changing experience. Earth Expeditions are also taken by graduate students working towards a MAT in Biology or a MA in Biology through Dragonfly’s two graduate programs in biology: the Global Field Program and the Advanced Inquiry Program.



Project Dragonfly is a program within Miami University's Department of Biology. Miami University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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