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This program is intended for incoming Masters students. One goal of the INVOGE program is language immersion; therefore, an acceptable knowledge of English is required for EU students, as all US courses will be taught in English, and US students should have some skill in the language of their host institution, as most classes in the EU are taught in the host language.

Students must be accepted to a Masters program at one of the four institutions participating in INVOGE. Eligible EU students must be citizens of the EU or third-country nationals who have been legal residents in the EU for at least three years before the start of the outgoing mobility. Eligible US students must be citizens or permanent residents of the US. Eligible occupants should also hold a bachelors (or equivalent) degree in geosciences, although highly-motivated, non-geology students will be considered if they can prove that their sufficient background and motivation.

Successful applicants will be ambitious, motivated and have excellent recommendations from faculty at their home institution and/or other mentors. INVOGE involves a commitment to acquiring new language and cultural skills in addition to geologic study, and students should be prepared to adapt to the standards and expectations of program members outside their home institutions.

Prospective Michigan Tech applicants should contact:

Dr Simon Carn, MTU (US coordinator)

Clermont-Ferrand students should contact:

Dr. Benjamin Van Wyk De Vries, UBPascal (EU coordinator) and/or visit the program application website. 

Buffalo students should contact:

Dr. Eliza Calder (

Milan students:

Dr Alessandro Tibaldi (