Spring Break

Application Deadline: November 11th

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

Creating Change Conference (Spring 2014)

Faculty Leader: Michelle Stecker

Student Site Leader: Alaine Jolicoeur

Program Location: Houston, TX

Tentative Travel Dates: Jan. 29 - Feb. 2, 2014

Credit: 1 Credit, graded C/NC

Prerequisites (Optional): Students have the option of enrolling in the connected "Sexual Orientation and the Law" course during Spring Semester 2014

Course Requirements: Full participation in all Field Study activities

Anticipated Number of Students: 8-10

Estimated Program Fee: $1,350

Program Fee Includes: Tuition, room and board, round-trip airfare from Orlando, activities and excursions, on-site transportation

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

Experience firsthand the most powerful and inclusive conference in America —“The National LGBT Conference: Creating Change”— presented by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.  The conference attracts more than 3,500 people every year, and features over 350 workshops and training sessions, four plenary sessions, and abundant networking opportunities with leaders from around the world.  You will learn how to manage and grow advocacy campaigns; how to advocate for LGBT rights; and how to be effective leaders in a dynamic social justice movement.  The Creating Change conference is a mandatory high-impact immersion experience for students who will be enrolled in the “Sexual Orientation and the Law” course for Spring Semester 2014, and is open to all Rollins students.

Service Immersion in the Bahamas

Staff Leaders: John Knopick & Dawn Wharram

Student Site Leader: Lindokuhle "Lindo" Ngwenya

Program Location: Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, the Bahamas

Tentative Travel Dates: March 1 - 8, 2014

Credit: No Credit Alternative Spring Break

Prerequisites: None

Program Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, full participation in Field Study activities including oral and written reflection projects

Anticipated Number of Students: 12-14

Estimated Program Fee: $1,520

Program Fee Includes: Round-trip airfare from Orlando, room, most meals, activities and excursions, in-country transportation, airport transfers in the US, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Some Meals: $60 (estimate)
Personal Expenses, including Souvenirs: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens


This incredible service immersion opportunity will introduce you to the local community on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas and provide a look into the everyday, textured life of the island that exists beyond the more common tourist images of turquoise waters and laidback resorts.  On this education-focused immersion experience, you will work primarily with students and teachers at Every Child Counts (ECC), a school for children with special needs.  Service projects will emphasize various methods of educational teaching and utilize lesson plans ranging in topics such as: technology, art, music, film making, and others based on the school’s needs. Specific projects may include working with students and teachers in the classroom, facilitating lesson plans, technology set-up and training, assessing technology needs and developing a sustainable Rollins/ECC partnership.  During the week, you will also experience some of the culture and environment of the Abaco Islands with integrated activities such as snorkeling, a visit to Hopetown, and a possible environmentally-focused service project on the island.

 HON202: Equity Issues in US Legislation

Only open to Honors Students enrolled in HON202 for Spring 2014

Faculty Leaders: Ryan Musgrave & Patricia Schroeder

Program Location: Washington D.C.

Tentative Travel Dates: Feb. 28 - Mar. 6, 2014

Credit: 4 Credits for HON202 course and Field Study

Prerequisite: HON201

Co-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the connected HON202 Equity Issues in US Legislation course during Spring Semester 2014.

Course Requirements: All required components of the semester course plus full participation in all Field Study activities

Anticipated Number of Students: 14-18

Estimated Program Fee: $1,770

Program Fee Includes: Round trip airfare from Orlando, hotel, some meals, all activities and excursions, all on-site transportation.

Program Fee Does Not Include:
Transportation to/from the Orlando Airport: Costs will vary                                                           Some Meals: $100 (estimate)
Personal Expenses: Costs will vary


Don’t miss an incredible opportunity to study U.S. political theory, policy, & practice with a veteran Congressional Representative, and to visit D.C. for a firsthand understanding of the representative system and the legislative process.  Join former congresswoman Patricia Schroeder (24 years representing Colorado in the House of Representatives) and Dr. Musgrave (Philosophy, Honors Degree Program) to study equity issues in U.S. legislation, paired with a spring break  Field Study to Washington, D.C. You will spend the first half of the term (a) developing a research project on some U.S. equity issue, (b) identifying resources (national sites, trade or lobbying organizations, research libraries, archives), and (c) identifying/making contact with your own elected representatives. During the Field Study you will meet representatives from many states, visit Florida House, observe a working session of Congress, visit the Supreme Court, participate in excursions through the Smithsonians, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, National Zoo, and others.


Upon return, you will be required to attend a few additional course meetings and to develop a research paper on a particular topic that integrates earlier study and hands-on resources into a thesis. You will also make a presentation on your research to a community forum designed to spark greater interest in civic participation/awareness.

Holt Students

  • 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.