Summer 2015

Application Deadline: February 9, 2015 (unless otherwise noted)


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


Applications Open November 2014

Teaching Practicum in China

Application Deadline: Nov. 10, 2014

Faculty Leader: Dr. Jie Yu

Program Location: China

Travel Dates: May 22 - June 8, 2015

Credit: Accepted students will receive 4 credits for the field study during summer 2015 and 1 credit for the orientation course in spring 2015. Both are offered as credit/no-credit.

Prerequisites: Accepted students are required to take the following class during spring semester:

                       EDU 346/546: Orientation to China at 4:00p on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month

Program Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, assigned readings, full participation in field study activities, daily lesson plans & teaching journals, and weekly reflection papers.

Anticipated Number of Students: 8

Estimated Program Fee: $2,700

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, room and all meals, transportation in China, all group tours, program activities, health and emergency insurance, Chinese visa

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  Airfare: $1200-$1600 estimated

  Personal Expenses and souvenirs: Costs will vary

Visa: Required for US citizens

As an ancient capital of China, Hangzhou has a history of over 4,000 years. Called the “City of Heaven” by Marco Polo in the 14th century, it has also been famous for the best silk and green tea in China.  West Lake, one of the most beautiful historic and cultural landscapes in Hangzhou, was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Located about 100 miles southwest of Shanghai, Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang Province and the fourth-largest city in China with a population of 8.7 million. It is one of most highly regarded schooling systems in China with over 700,000 students in public elementary and secondary schools. Through this program you will have the opportunity to student teach in a public school in Hangzhou. Paired with a student teacher from Hangzhou Normal University, you will work with a cooperating teacher to teach Chinese students English. You will experience another culture, another curriculum, and another schooling system



Water, Sanitation and Health (WaSH) in the Dominican Republic

Faculty Leaders: Pedro Bernal

Program Location: Dominican Republic

Tentative Course and Travel Dates: Maymester course on campus with 12 days in the Dominican Republic during Maymester

Credit: 4 / standard letter grade

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: 10

Estimated Program Fee: $2,900

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, 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:

  Transportation to/from Orlando Airport: Costs will vary

  Personal Expenses and souvenirs: Costs will vary

   Maymester room and board (if needed): Estimated at $800

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

Water related diseases produced by lack of access to potable water and sanitation, produce 3.5 billion cases of diarrhea annually that are responsible for the death of 1.8 million people, most of them children under the age of five. Needless to say, improving water, sanitation and hygiene practices is a public health imperative. This field study takes you into rural communities where water projects are being implemented to try to reduce the incidence of water related diseases.  You will learn firsthand how people are addressing the problem at the household level, and how to test water to make sure that it is safe for human consumption.



Ecuador: From the Amazon to the Andes

Applications Closed

Faculty Leaders: Barry Allen & Lee Lines

Program Location: Ecuador

Tentative Travel Dates: May 24 - June 2, 2015

Credit: 2 / standard letter grade

Prerequisites: ENV 385 and ENV 305T

Course Requirements: Full participation in all Field Study activities

Anticipated Number of Students: 15

Estimated Program Fee: $3,640

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, 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

Field Study Highlights: Ecuadorian Amazon, Yasuni National Park, Napo River, visits to local Amazonian communities, Limoncocha Biological Reserve, Panacocha Biological Corridor, historic Quito, Ecuador.

Why does the Amazon capture our imagination like no other region on earth? What steps can we take to ensure that the incredible ecological systems and biological richness of the region remain intact for future generations? How can the people and organizations of the region move environmental sustainability from theory to practice? This field study provides an opportunity to explore these questions in the Ecuadorian Amazon, one of the richest wildlife habitats on the planet. This course is linked to two other courses as part of an integrated semester of study organized around the themes of conservation and sustainable development in the Amazon/Andes region of South America.

Experiencing the Nazi State

Faculty/Staff Field Study Leaders: Jim Norris & Claire Strom

Program Location: Germany & Poland

Tentative Travel Dates: May 11 - 22, 2015

Credit: 2 / graded as credit/no-credit

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: $4,240

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, 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 Orlando Airport: Costs will vary

  Personal Expenses and souvenirs: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

Tour Nazi Germany and Poland and learn about the experiences of Germans, Poles, and Jews under the Nazi regime.  Explore air raid shelters and underground bunkers in Berlin. Visit the concentrations camps at Ravensbrück and Auschwitz. Tour parade grounds in Nuremburg and visit the courtroom where Nazi leaders were tried after the war.  Students will visit Nurembug, Berlin, and Krakow, Poland in this ten-day immersion into life in the Third Reich.



Turkey Emerging: Politics, Economics and Culture in the 21st Century

Faculty Field Study Leaders: Robert Reinauer & Zeynep Teymuroglu

Course number: ECO 205

Program Location: Turkey

Tentative Travel Dates: May 13 - 26, 2015

Credit: 2 / graded as credit/no-credit

Prerequisites: None

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

Anticipated Number of Students: 12

Estimated Program Fee: $4,150

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, airfare, lodging, museum and other entrance fees, approx. 2 meals per day (excluding tips), visa, local shuttle bus transportation, and health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  One meal per day: estimated at $200 total

  Tips for included meals, tips for driver and guide: Estimated at $35.00 total

  One-way airfare Izmir – Istanbul: $60.00

  Transportation to/from Orlando Airport: Costs will vary

  Personal Expenses, souvenirs, tips: Costs will vary

Visa: Required for US citizens: Purchased for $20 at the airport upon arrival to Istanbul

Travel with us to experience the ancient and modern worlds that comprise contemporary Turkey.  We will spend our first seven days exploring the area in and around the thriving city of Istanbul.  In this cultural and economic mega-city we will explore ancient mosques and bazaars, museums and palaces, as well as contemporary galleries of art and design.  During this time we will also visit several prestigious English language universities where we will meet with students and faculty to engage in discussions on current topics such as: economic sustainability, contemporary art & politics, the youth movement phenomenon, and urban renewal and gentrification.  After departing Istanbul we will spend the second half of our trip exploring four of the country's fascinating ancient cities before ending our journey in the progressive seaside city of Izmir. This international study program is intended to give participants an informed overview of many diverse facets of Turkish society.  Program highlights include:

  • The Spice and Grand Bazaars   (Economics & Economic History)
  • Topkapi Palace & the Blue Mosque   (History & Religion)
  • Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts  (Art & Religion)
  • SALT Galata contemporary art space  (Contemporary Art)
  • The ancient cities of Ephesus and Troy  (History & Architecture)
  • Meetings with faculty & students at some of the country’s leading universities 


Educating Immigrants in the US and Netherlands

Application Deadline: Nov. 10, 2014

Faculty Leader:  H. James McLaughlin

Program Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tentative Travel Dates: May 13 - 27, 2015

Credit: Accepted students will receive 4 credits for the field study during summer 2015 and 1 credit for the orientation course in spring 2015. Both are offered as credit/no-credit.

Prerequisite: Accepted students are required to take the following class during spring semester:

                       EDU 345/545: Orientation to International Studies at 4:00p on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month

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

Anticipated Number of Students: 12

Estimated Program Fee: $3090

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, health and emergency insurance, accommodation, all breakfasts, some lunches and some dinners, all program related transportation in the Netherlands, and all program related activities.

 Program Fee Does Not Include:

  Some meals: $300 (estimate)

  Round Trip Airfare: $1,300 (estimate)

  Transportation to/from Orlando Airport: Costs will vary

  Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for US citizens

Come with us to Amsterdam, one of the world’s great cities, to learn about the sociocultural and educational issues related to the life of immigrant children. We will visit urban schools, as well as community organizations focused on working with immigrants and ethnic minorities. You will spend parts of 6 days helping Dutch students develop a Photo Documentary project in which they will make visual representations of their community. Nearly every day you will also experience the rich culture of the Netherlands by visiting sites such as the Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum, the artistic city of Delft, and traditional Dutch towns in northern Holland. At the end, we will compare how we educate immigrants in the USA with what we have learned about education in the Netherlands.


 

Theatre Design at the Prague Quadrennial

Faculty/Staff Field Study Leaders: Lisa Cody-Rapport and Kevin Griffin

Course number:  THE 350 F

Program Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Tentative Travel Dates: June 16 – 29, 2015

Credit: 2 / graded as credit/no-credit

Prerequisites: none – Preference to Theatre majors and minors

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

Anticipated Number of Students: 10

Estimated Program Fee: $1,590

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, Lodging, some meals, event registration, airport transfers in Czech Republic, health and emergency insurance

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  Most meals: estimated at $250

  On-site transportation: estimated at $40

  Round Trip Airfare: $1,600 - $2,000

  Transportation to/from the Orlando Airport: Costs will vary

  Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

The Prague Quadrennial is the pre-eminent performance design exhibition in the world.  The PQ, held every 4 years in the Czech Republic, was created in 1967 as an attempt to bridge the divide created by the Cold War and to bring together designers, directors, and students, as well as the general public, for seminars, performances, and workshops, which create an unprecedented opportunity for cross-cultural exchange of ideas.  At the center of the 2 week PQ is a ten-day intensive student-focused event called Scenofest, which engages and immerses students in an interdisciplinary exploration of performance design in context of contemporary trends in the theatre, as well as other art and cultural disciplines – creating a dialogue between visual arts and theatre.  The PQ is an exhibition that encompasses performances, workshops, lectures, discussions, and collaborative presentations in a variety of design disciplines and genres including costume, stage, light, sound design, and theatre architecture for dance, opera, drama, site-specific, multi-media performances and performance art.  Students will stay in the historic Old Town city center, participate in or attend at least 2 events per day, and will compile a journal of reviews and critiques for daily discussion and synthesis, as well as a final reflection and summary paper.



Marine Biology Field study: Maine

Faculty Field Study Leaders: Fiona Harper & Katie Sutherland

Course number: BIO 388

Program Location: University of New England, Maine

Tentative Travel Dates: July 27 - August 6, 2015

Credit: 2 / standard letter grade

Prerequisites: BIO 210 Introduction to Marine Sciences

Course Requirements: Mandatory pre-trip meetings, full participation in Field Study activities, on-site exams, field notebook entries, final lab paper

Anticipated Number of Students: 12

Estimated Program Fee: $2,680

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, room and board, all activities and excursions

Program Fee Does Not Include:

  Airfare/Transportation to Maine: estimated at $400 from Orlando

  Personal Expenses: Costs will vary

Visa: Domestic Travel

BIO 388 Marine Biology Laboratory: Maine. Study of North Atlantic marine life at the marine sciences laboratory of the University of New England in Maine. Investigates the ecology, diversity, biogeography and oceanography of coastal marine ecosystems with particular emphasis on the study of rocky shores, mudflats, estuaries and saltmarshes. Highlights include a lobster cruise and a tour of the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center. The course is physically demanding. Partial scholarships available. Contact: Dr. F. Harper, fharper@rollins.edu, 407-646-2613, Bush 218C; or Dr. K.P. Sutherland, kpsutherland@rollins.edu, 407-691-1075, Bush 114A.


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.