Escape the Classroom. Choose Your Adventure.

Applications for RARE are now open. Select a destination below to learn more and apply.

There's an adventure of a lifetime waiting and it's RARE. What was once known only as the Radford Amazonian Research Expedition (RARE), has evolved and a new adventure has been added, the Radford Appalachian Research Expedition.

Whether it's in the Amazon Rainforst or the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, through RARE, Radford University undergraduate researchers connect with nature, learn from local communities, conduct personally-designed projects and contribute to scientific knowledge.

Both research opportunities allow Radford students to feel a deep appreciation for the land and communities where they are studying, and through immersive fieldwork witness the connections of ecosystems and cultures.

The Amazonian Experience
The Appalachian Experience