Off-Site Learning Opportunities

Off-site learning opportunities provide a valuable shift from traditional classroom settings, offering immersive experiences that foster practical skills and real-world insights.

Experiential Learning and Real-World Insights

Take your learning beyond Seattle.

Our off-site academics offer benefits no classroom can. Would you like to wear mud boots and explore marine ecosystems during our summer study program in the San Juan Islands? Or maybe you prefer exploring national parks in the mountains as part of our program in India? Explore our off-site experiential learning opportunities below.

Blakely Island Field Station

We provide an opportunity for students to take courses in marine ecology, conservation biology, environmental physiology, aquatic ecology, marine botany and environmental biology during the summer at this Salish Sea research site north of Seattle.

Students and faculty live at the research station in the San Juan Islands and are immersed in the island's ecosystems during each 12-day course.

Research Programs Worldwide

Our biology students have participated in research at several other labs and field stations including:

General Study Abroad

Our Education Abroad Office can help you explore, identify, apply to and participate in learning opportunities around the world. For more information, contact the Education Abroad Office at or 206-296-2226.

More than 400 Seattle University students participated in international study, internships and service programs in more than 45 countries and 90 cities in the summer of 2019.