Welcome! This site showcases the UConn Study Abroad Course "Geoscience and Geohazards in Taiwan", which first took place in January 2013 and is taking place again in January 2015. Lead by UConn faculty and their Taiwanese colleagues, students will be touring Taiwan to learn about the island's diverse geology, geohazards, culture, and history. We will be sharing news of our travels in blog posts and photographs over the next 3 weeks.

  • And we’re back And we’re back
    By Julia Werth, Student Participant I sit awake, cross-legged on my bed at 3:00 on Monday morning (thank you jet lag) thinking about the fact that spring semester classes start in just over 24 hours. It seems an impossibly short period of time, how can I possibly be ready for an 8 a.m. Tuesday lecture? […]
    Posted on January 19, 2015
  • From Fire to Fossils From Fire to Fossils
    By Julia Werth, Student Participant After a long day of travel and the anticipation for warmth and beaches running high no one was too excited to unload at the Chuhuo National Scenic Area. But with a little encouragement from Will (who promised a treat) and our field notebooks and cameras in hand we unloaded from […]
    Posted on January 13, 2015
  • 16,000 years ago… 16,000 years ago…
    By Julia Werth, Student Participant The lightly-colored shell tumbled around in the water, tossed this way and that by the waves, occasionally catching the sunlight on its shiny face, other times rubbing across the muddy bottom a few meters below the surface. In one particularly violent wave the shell got caught. Its shovel-like edge dug […]
    Posted on January 11, 2015
  • Over the mountains and through the gorge… Over the mountains and through the gorge…
    By Julia Werth, Student Participant As the bus drives along and we stare out the window we’ve all had that moment of awe. Wow, you think to yourself, this is unreal, this is unbelievable, I wish I could take a closer look…well, be careful what you wish for is all I can say. As we […]
    Posted on January 9, 2015