Winter

Application Deadline: Sept. 29, 2014 (unless otherwise noted)

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


From Tree to Bar: On the Cacao Trail in the Dominican Republic

Faculty Leader: Pedro Bernal

Program Location: Dominican Republic

Tentative Travel Dates: Dec. 13 - 19, 2014

Credit: 2 / graded as credit/no-credit

Prerequisites: None. However, students in the Honors Seminar "The Science and Culture of Cacao" are encouraged to participate

Course Requirements: Full participation in Field Study activities

Anticipated Number of Students: 8-10

Estimated Program Fee: $2,350

Program Fee Includes: Tuition and program administration, housing, 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, souvenirs: Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

Like Chocolate?  Ever wonder where chocolate comes from and how is made?  Did you know that ancient civilizations in what is now Mexico and Central America first consumed chocolate almost 4000.00 years ago and that it was so valuable for them that they used the beans as money?  We all know that chocolate is good but is there any evidence that it is good for you?  Do you suppose that Hershey and Mars were friends?  These are all questions that will be explored in an Honors seminar in the Fall of 2014 and this field study will take you to Cacao Plantations in the Dominican Republic to experience firsthand how the cacao bean starts the journey that eventually ends in your mouth when you eat a chocolate bar.



National Parks and Protected Areas

Applications Closed

Faculty Leaders: Barry Allen

Program Location: Costa Rica

Tentative Travel Dates: Jan 2 - 11, 2015

Credit: 2 / standard letter grade

Prerequisites: ENV 353 Fall ’14 co-requisite

Course Requirements: Full participation in all Field Study activities

Anticipated Number of Students: 12

Estimated Program Fee: $2,620

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

Students on this program will view firsthand the differing management strategies associated with various protected areas in Costa Rica.  The survey includes national parks, national wildlife refuges, large and small private preserves and biological corridors.  Each has a role to play in protecting the natural resources necessary for sustainable development.  Itinerary Highlights: Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, La Selva Biological Station, Laguna del Lagarto , Arenal Volcano.

 

Mysteries of the Maya

Faculty Leaders: Ashley Kistler

Program Location: Merida, Mexico

Tentative Travel Dates: Jan 3 - 10, 2015

Credit: 2 credits, C/NC

Prerequisites: None

Course Requirements: Full participation in all Field Study activities

Anticipated Number of Students: 10-12

Estimated Program Fee: $2,950

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: Snacks, tips. Costs will vary

Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens

Wonder why the world didn’t end in December 2012 as the Maya “predicted”?  Join us in exploring the complex world of the Maya in this exciting field study!  Students will visit the vibrant colonial city of Merida, located in Mexico’s tranquil Yucatán peninsula.  Today a thriving center of living Maya culture, this region is home to several spectacular Maya archaeological sites.  By visiting these sites and contemporary Maya villages, students will explore the art, architecture, and accomplishments of the Maya civilization and examine the Maya’s use of the region’s unique environmental resources.  This field study will also examine the challenges that globalization and environmental degradation pose to this region and its culture. Field study activities include touring the archaeological sites of Uxmal and Chichen Itzá, visiting local villages, museums, and colonial churches, and exploring a flamingo preserve, caves, and cenotes, some of the region’s most remarkable natural features.

 

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.