Spring Break

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



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



Applications Opens July 2014

Service Immersion in the Bahamas

Staff Leaders: John Knopick & Carrie Schulz

Student Site Leader: TBD

Program Location: Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas

Tentative Travel Dates: Feb 28 - March 7, 2015

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: $1,850

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, 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.



ENG 410: Ireland-Scotland

Application Deadline: Sept. 29, 2014

Faculty Leaders: Jana Matthews & Emily Russell

Student Site Leader: TBD

Program Location: Dublin, Ireland and Edinburgh, Scotland.  This program also includes some domestic excursions in/around Orlando outside the field study dates.

Tentative Travel Dates: Feb 27 - March 8, 2015

Credit: 4 credits, Standard Letter Grade

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and enrollment in both ENG 410 and ENG 304 during the spring 2015 semester

Program Requirements: full participation in Field Study activities and associated course assignments before, during and after the Field Study

Anticipated number of Students: 12-14

Estimated Program Fee: $1,950

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, round-trip airfare from Orlando, room, some meals, activities and excursions, in-country transportation, health and emergency insurance, and domestic excursions during the spring semester.

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  Lunches and some dinners: $200 (estimate)

  Transportation to/from Orlando Airport: Costs will vary

  Personal Expenses, including Souvenirs: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

This spring break field study to Dublin and Edinburgh explores the nature of travel, souvenirs, history, and nation as a component of two linked classes in the English major: 304: Americana (Russell) and 410: Going Medieval (Mathews). Placed in conversation with local trips throughout the semester to places like Disney World and Weeki Watchee, this field study will take us across the Atlantic to castles, ruins of medieval churches, monasteries, and medieval-themed tourist attractions. As we look to the past, we will constantly be asking ourselves how the stories told about figures from William Wallace to Elvis Presley construct our cultural present.

 

Rollins (Re)Discovers Cuba: Preservation and Restoration

Faculty Leaders: Bob Reinauer & Patricia Tome

Student Site Leader: TBD

Program Location: Cuba

Tentative Travel Dates: Feb 27 - March 9, 2015

Credit: 2 credits, C/NC

Prerequisites: None

Program Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, full participation in Field Study activities, blog posts, journals, reflection activities and final project

Anticipated Number of Students: 12-14

Estimated Program Fee: $3990

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, airfare from Miami and visa, double room accommodations for 10 nights, two meals per day, ground transportation w/ full-time driver and tour guide, all entrance fees and program/lecture fees, insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  Additional Meals: $125 - $175 (estimate)

  Tips: $50

  Cuba Airport Departure Tax: $25

  Transportation to/from Miami: Costs will vary

  Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Required for US citizens

This field study offers an extensive overview of Cuban culture and economics with a particular focus on urban and rural preservation, and restoration in the context of a rapidly changing Cuba. Students will spend time in Havana visiting the city's important cultural and political sites, and participating in academic activities focusing on architecture and urban planning, art, music, dance, and more. Outside of Havana we will visit the eco-tourism community of Las Terrazas, the national park at Topes de Collante, and the cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos. We will also participate in community service activities with Proyecto Espiral, a grass-roots organization of young people who are dedicated to addressing environmental and social issues in Havana, and the Afro-Cuban dance company Okan Tomi. Program highlights include:

  • Old Havana - Designated UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discussions with award winning architects and urban planners
  • Service projects with Cuban students and other community members
  • Visits to schools, museums, health clinics, and local markets
  • Las Terrazas eco-community
  • Travel to the cities of Trinidad and Cienfuegos 


Lively Arts in London

Faculty Leaders: Bill Boles and Leslie Boles

Program Location: London, UK

Tentative Travel Dates: Feb 27 - March 8, 2015

Credit: 2 credits, C/NC

Prerequisites: None

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

Anticipated Number of Students: 18-20

Estimated Program Fee: $3450

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and administration, hotel (double occupancy), breakfast, all group activities, a few lunches, airfare

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  Most Meals:  $250 (estimate)

  Transportation to/from Orlando Airport: Costs will vary

  Personal Expenses, including souvenirs: Costs will vary

  Activities done during free time: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

This field study course immerses students in the theatre and art museums of London. During the mornings students will tour some of the greatest art museums in the world: National Gallery, Tate Modern, British Museum and the Courtauld.  In the evenings, students will experience the vast riches of the London theatre scene, including trips to the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the West End (London’s Theater District), and the fringe.  Afternoons are composed of some matinees performances, a trip to the Globe theatre and other London sights.  Students are required to attend all performances, discussions, and daily tours. Requires extensive walking. Note: Some material (in the museums and on the stage) might be of a mature nature.



Selma: The Struggle for Racial Equality, Past and Present

Faculty Leaders: Matt Nichter & Julian Chambliss

Program Location: Selma, Alabama

Tentative Travel Dates: March 4 – 9, 2015

Credit: 2 credits, C/NC

Prerequisites: None

Program Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings including readings and documentary screenings, full participation in Field Study activities including required discussions and assignments

Anticipated Number of Students: 10-12

Estimated Program Fee: $1680

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, airfare, lodging, admission fees, some meals, transportation to/from the airport

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  Some Meals: $100 (estimate)

  Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Fifty years ago, civil rights activists were beaten by police in Selma, Alabama during a march for voting rights. “Bloody Sunday” led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act and is remembered today as a turning point in the struggle for racial equality. In this field study, students will visit Selma to gain a deeper understanding of the civil rights movement and the people who made it. We will also explore ongoing problems of poverty, discrimination, and disenfranchisement.

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.