Summer

Application Deadline: February 10, 2014 (unless otherwise noted)


Holt Students: Click here for information on eligibility, credit and costs


HIS 212F Zhongguo: Journey to the Middle Kingdom

Faculty/Staff Leaders: Wenxian Zhang & Yusheng Yao

Program Location: Beijing & Shanghai, China

Travel Dates: May 12 - 23, 2014

Credit: 2 Credits, graded C/NC

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, assigned readings, full participation in Field Study activities, blog entries, and a final paper

Anticipated Number of Students: 12-15

Estimated Program Fee: $2,000

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, room and board, all activities and excursions, all in-country transportation, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Round-trip Airfare: $1,600 (estimate)
Visa: $160
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Required for US citizens

Do you want to climb the Great Wall, stroll through Tiananmen Square, explore the Bund at night in Shanghai, visit Chinese families and interact with Chinese students in person? Then join our Journey to the Middle Kingdom in May 2014! You will experience the rapidly changing society of China and explore its cultural diversity through excursions, lectures, and social engagement activities. This combination will provide you with a unique, "in-the-field" experience of the ever-changing China.

Schooling & Culture in Costa Rica

Faculty Leaders: Sharon Carnahan & Margot Fadool

Program Location: San Jose, Monteverde, & Arenal, Costa Rica

Tentative Travel Dates: May 12 - 31, 2014

Credit: 4 Credits, standard letter grade (course can be used to satisfy the Gen. Ed. "C" requirement

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, assigned readings, full participation in Field Study activities, journals, service projects, and written commentaries

Anticipated Number of Students: 8-12

Estimated Program Fee: $4,300

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, housing, most meals, round-trip airfare from Orlando, all activities and excursions, all in-country transportation, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Some meals: $60 (estimate)
Costa Rican Departure Tax: $28 (paid in U.S. dollars at the San Jose airport)
Transportation to/from the Orlando Airport: Costs will vary
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

Through this unique Field Study, you will experience first-hand the issues facing Costa Rican families while working with children in urban and rural schools. You will spend a week in San Jose at the University for Peace working in local schools - both public and private. You will then, after an excursion to a volcano, travel to a remote area in the splendid Cloud Forest to see how families live in rural and tourist-driven communities. Other excursions include beaches, tropical forests, local clinics, the Cloud Forest and Friends School, and a week of community engagement at schools. Homestays with local families will be an immersive and essential piece of this program. “Spanish for Visitors” classes are also included, parallel to a conversation time for those who already know Spanish. The trip ends with a scenic climb of the Arenal Volcano and a soak in the La Fortuna hot springs. Students are able to use this course to satisfy the Gen. Ed. "C" requirement.

BIO388F: Marine Biology Field Study - Bahamas

Faculty Leaders: Paul Stephenson & Katie Sutherland

Program Location: San Salvador Island, the Bahamas

Tentative Travel Dates: May 12 - 23, 2014

Credit: 2 credits, standard letter grade

Prerequisites: BIO210 or permission of the instructors

Course Requirements: Full participation in all Field Study activities

Anticipated Number of Students: 8-12

Estimated Program Fee: $2,200

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, round-trip airfare from Orlando, room and board, on-site transportation, Field Study activities, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Transportation to/from Orlando airport: Costs will vary
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

In this hands-on, field-based program you will discover the diversity of marine (and in some cases freshwater) flora and fauna in the Bahamas. You will spend time collecting samples in shore locations, snorkeling, and wading in the intertidal zone. Samples are then analyzed and identified in the lab, where you will learn to use guidebooks, field identification manuals, and dichotomous keys.  You will also meet with local researchers who can discuss their research and place their fieldwork in context with the geological development of the Bahamas and the historical human impact on the ecosystem. Through this Field Study you will become proficient using basic scientific instrumentation such as microscopes, dissecting scopes, salinity meters, dissolved oxygen meter, secchi disks, etc. This Field Study can satisfy the "field experience/off-campus" requirement for biology and marine biology majors.

Croatia: Public Health & Health Systems in Transition

Faculty Leader: Martina Vidovic

Program Location: Croatia

Tentative Travel Dates: May 12 - 25, 2014

Credit: 2 Credits, graded C/NC

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, assigned readings, full participation in Field Study activities, journals, and final paper

Anticipated Number of Students: 8-12

Estimated Program Fee: $3,975

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, housing, most meals, round-trip airfare from Orlando,  all in-country transportation, field study activities, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Some Meals: $200 (estimate)
Transportation to/from the Orlando Airport: Costs will vary
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

Through a combination of dynamic excursions, site visits, and course lectures this immersive Field Study provides a living framework through which to explore public health issues and to study a system of health care that is much different from that in the United States. During this unique Field Study you will also experience Croatia's history and culture as well as its ethnic diversity and social development  by traveling throughout the country's most picturesque locations, including Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, the Island of Hvar, and Plitvice.    

INT250F: Making Lives Better - Nepal

Faculty/Staff Leaders: Carrie Schulz & Larry Eng-Wilmot

Student Site Leader: Erin Brioso

Program Location: Nepal

Tentative Travel Dates: July 15 - Aug. 5, 2014

Credit: 1 Credit, graded C/NC

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, full participation in Field Study activities, blog/ journal entries

Anticipated Number of Students: 8-10

Estimated Program Fee: $2,500

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, room and board, all activities and excursions, in-country transportation, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Roundtrip Airfare to Kathmandu: $2,000-$2,400 (estimate)
Immunizations: Costs will vary
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

This exciting 3-week, student organized service-immersion experience will explore the culture, people, and socio-economic and political realities of a nation in the Global South through educational and medical outreach in rural and urban Nepal. We will partner with the Sagarmatha Health Foundation and IMPACT Nepal of Kathmandu to sponsor a health camp and continue our ongoing work at Nepalese schools for the underprivileged. Inside these schools we will provide English-language reading resources and start a district-wide clean drinking water project, both are invaluable services for the local community. Students are required to attend 4 pre-trip meetings during Spring semester 2014, contribute as a team member in all activities and projects, and complete all readings and reflection activities.


Holistic Development in Tanzania: Self, Community, Ecosystem

Faculty Leaders: Dan & Amy Chong

Program Location: Mkyashi, Tanzania (nearest airport Kilimanjaro International Airport)

Tentative Travel Dates: June 8-24, 2014

Credit: 2 credits, graded C/NC

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: Attendance and participation in on-campus class meetings, readings, course paper, participation in all activities on-site

Anticipated Number of Students: 8-10

Estimated Program Fee: $2,800

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, room and board, all activities and excursions, all in-country transportation, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:                                                                                              
Round Trip Airfare: $2,000 - $2,300                                                                               
Vaccinations: Costs will vary (depending on insurance and vaccination history)

Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Required                                                                                                                      
Yellow Fever Vaccination: Required

Through this dynamic and unique field study, you will learn about the connections between personal, community, economic and environmentally sustainable development in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  In the foothills surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro, you will hike to waterfalls, plant trees, harvest coffee, immerse yourself in local culture, and do daily yoga and meditation sessions. The group will also take a safari to Serengeti National Park and visit Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Through these activities you will learn about the natural resources that are available in northern Tanzania and the ways they are being exploited or used responsibly for economic development.  By working on various service projects with children in the village, and visiting local schools around Mkyashi, you will come to better understand the challenges these children face as they strive to prosper. The group will also visit a microfinance institution, a tree-planting project, a coffee farm and an ecolodge to discover how local residents seek to develop their community in sustainable ways.

ENV353F: National Parks & Protected Areas

Applications Closed

Faculty Leader: Barry Allen

Program Location: Costa Rica

Tentative Travel Dates: May 13 - 22, 2014

Credit: 2 Credits, standard letter grade

Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in ENV353F during Spring Semester 2013

Course Requirements: Full participation in Field Study activities, 15-page final paper

Anticipated Number of Students: 10-12

Estimated Program Fee: $2,350

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, room and board, round-trip airfare from Orlando, activities and excursions, all in-country transportation, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Transportation to/from the Orlando Airport: Costs will vary
Costa Rican Departure Tax: $28 (paid in U.S. dollars at the San Jose airport)
Tips: $50 (estimate)
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

This Field Study allows you to experience firsthand the various management strategies associated with different protected areas in Costa Rica.  These areas include national parks, national wildlife refuges, large and small private preserves, and biological corridors.  Each has a role to play in protecting the natural resources needed for sustainable development. Itinerary highlights includue Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, La Selva Biological Station, Savegre Mountain Biological Reserve, Carara National Park.


Rural Education in Rwanda

Applications Closed

Faculty Leader: Scott Hewit

Program Location: Rwanda

Travel Dates: June 6 - 28, 2014

Credit: 4 Credits, graded C/NC

Prerequisites: 1 credit orientation course during spring semester 2014

Course Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, assigned readings, full participation in Field Study activities, journal responses, and reflection paper

Anticipated Number of Students: 10

Estimated Program Fee: $3,925

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, round-trip airfare from Orlando, accommodation, meals, activities and excursions, in-country transportation, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Transportation to/from the Orlando Airport: Costs will vary
Immunizations: Costs will vary
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

 

In 1994, within a three month period, almost one million Rwandans were murdered, in their homes, their schools, their churches and their neighborhoods.  Since then, the people of Rwanda and their government leaders have gradually reconstructed their economy, their families, and their systems of healthcare and education.  The Rwandan Education Assistance Project (REAP) is a small non-profit organization that is partnering with other organizations in the US and Rwanda, including the local, regional and national government, to build a model for rural education in Rwanda.  REAP has concentrated its work on a local partnership with a large rural school in the village of Musha in the Ramagana district of the Eastern province.  This Field Study is focused on the implementation of a strategic plan for rural education at the Duha Complex School in the village of Musha. You will work on several projects that are part of this strategic plan, including small business development, English language learning, the integration of technology into the classroom, and the expansion of family and community involvement in local education. For more information:

http://www.rollins.edu/news/2012/06/teaching-in-rwanda.html

www.rwandaedu.org



MLS546M: Dante's Florence - Italy

Applications Closed


Faculty/Staff Leaders: Ena Heller

Program Location: Florence, Italy

Tentative Travel Dates: June 8 - June 15, 2014

Credit: 1.34 credits

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: Attendance and participation in on-campus class meetings, readings, paper, participation in activities on-site

Anticipated Number of Students: 8-10

Estimated Program Fee: $1850 for a double room; plus $725 for a single room

Program Fee Includes: hotel (including breakfast), transportation for day trips, entry fees at museums and monuments, 4 group meals (2 lunches and 2 dinners)

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Tuition: standard Holt graduate tuition for 1.34 credits
Roundtrip Airfare to Florence: $1200-$1500 (estimate)
Additional meals: $200-$350 (estimate)
Transportation from airport to hotel in Florence: $20-40 (estimate)
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

 

Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy ushered in a unique chapter in the history of Florence. With political supremacy came renewed civic pride, an appetite for rediscovering the wisdom of Antiquity, and an unprecedented flourishing of architecture and the arts. It is during this time that Florence fostered one of the most important artistic transformations in European art, the Renaissance. This 8-day field study will reveal the medieval city as Dante knew it and portrayed it in his verse. From the majestic cathedral of Florence and the Baptistery (where Dante himself was baptized), to the Palazzo Vecchio (symbol of civic pride and political supremacy); and from the Davanzati palace (a typical residence for the wealthy in the 14th century) to the Uffizi Gallery (which houses some of the most important artistic masterpieces of the era), we experience the city that truly illustrates Dante’s words: “Beauty awakens the soul to act.” Day trips include near-by medieval towns: Florence’s main rival in the 14th century, the Republic of Siena, and “the city of towers,” San Gimignano.

 
  • Eligibility: To apply for any study abroad or field study program, Holt School students must be currently enrolled in a degree program, be matriculated through the initial admission review process (i.e. completed two semesters at Holt), in good academic and college standing (grade point average of 3.0 or above preferred), and must have a good record of personal responsibility (e.g. judicial record)
  • Credit for Field Studies: Holt undergraduate and graduate students must coordinate with advisors in Holt to confirm credit approval and acceptance.  Graduate students may need to make special arrangements if the field study is only being offered for undergraduate credit.
  • Costs for A&S/CPS Field Study: Holt undergraduate and graduate students participating on A&S/CPS field studies pay the same price as A&S/CPS students and are eligible for grant support through International Programs and Hamilton Holt.
  • Costs for Holt Field Study: Holt field studies are typically connected to an on-campus course; The cost of a Holt field study is standard Holt tuition for the relevant number of credits plus a program fee to cover the trip costs.



*All dates are tentative and subject to change depending on the final number of students, final costs, and other considerations.

**Estimated costs for all programs are based on anticipated numbers of students, current exchange rates, and commercial airfares.  Costs are subject to change.  Final prices will always be communicated to accepted students before they commit to the program.