Summer 2018 Field Studies

Work on an eco-lodge in Tanzania, visit the Parthenon in Athens, work in an international school in Santiago, explore issues of education in Rwanda, see examples of urban planning in Portland, Oregon, or do Marine Biology fieldwork at the University of New England!

Engage in global service!

Like these Rollins students working with Burmese refugees in Thailand

Applications

  • Application Deadline: February 19, 2018 (unless otherwise noted)
  • Applications open in July for programs with a November deadline and in early November for programs with a February Deadline. 
  • Find out How to Apply!

POL 206F: Community Development in Tanzania

Learn about community development in one of the most beautiful places in the world! In the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, we will be hiking to waterfalls, doing organic agriculture, immersing ourselves in the local culture, and helping to build an ecolodge that will support the local community. We will also take a world-class safari to Serengeti National Park and visit Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. Recent Rollins alumni, Sam Barns and Alli Crocker, will be our local hosts.

Please note that portions of this program take place in rural locations where access to modern infrastructure and healthcare may be limited. Contact IP or the Program Director for more information. 

Students outside of Rollins are able to apply for this opportunity! To find out more, click here and scroll down to the "students from other institutions tab." 

  • Faculty Leader: Dan Chong
  • Student Site Leader: TBD
  • Program Location: Tanzania
  • Tentative Travel Dates: June 1 - 16, 2018
  • Credit: 2 – graded Credit/No Credit
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-trip meetings, participation in all on-site activities, readings, course paper
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2,930
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, health & emergency insurance, all in-country expenses
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, airfare (estimated at $2000), visa, and immunizations
  • Visa: Required for US citizens

HIS2XXF: Panhellenic Greece

Application Deadline: November 13, 2017

Long before Greece had any political unity, it had cultural unity: panhellenism. Come explore classical Greek history and culture through its archaeological sites. Learn about the powerfully independent ancient cities by exploring the famous Athenian acropolis and the dramatic remains of Corinth; delve into unifying panhellenism in the secluded sanctuaries of Delphi (home of the legendary oracle) and Olympia (home of the Olympic games)! Immerse yourself in Greece’s past and present, culture, food, and gorgeous landscape.

  • Faculty Leader: Hannah Ewing
  • Program Location: Greece
  • Travel Dates: May 20-June 1, 2018
  • Credit: 2 – Credit/No Credit
  • Prerequisites: HIS 265 (Greece intersession topic class) or HIS 130 (History of City: Ancient Athens)—one or the other required before departure (neither needed at time of application)
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, participation in all on-site activities, postings, readings, and final project.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $3500
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, health & emergency insurance, accommodation, airfare, program activities, most meals and on-site transport
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, some meals, and personal expenses
  • Visa: Required for US citizens

EDU346F/546F: Systems Start-Up in Santiago, Chile

Application Deadline: November 13, 2017

Experience winter in July as you travel to Santiago, Chile. Work in a large international school, Nido de Aguilas, at the start their new school year. If you want to work in K-12 classrooms, you will assist teachers as they set-up their classrooms and establish routines. If you want to support the school in non-classroom areas, you can help the IT team, work the finance office, and/or help the marketing and advancement groups. Knowledge of Spanish is welcome, but not a prerequisite. On the weekends, we will travel to the beach at Viña del Mar (possible penguin sightings) and the mountains (snow!).  We will also tour the neighborhoods in Santiago, the Museum of Memory and Human Rights and one or two of Pablo Neruda’s houses.

Students outside of Rollins are able to apply for this opportunity! To find out more, please email Becky Johnson at rejohnson@rollins.edu.  

  • Faculty Leader: Margot Fadool
  • Program Location: Chile
  • Travel Dates: July 25 – Aug. 10, 2018
  • Credit: 4 – Credit/No Credit
  • Prerequisites: EDU345 during the spring 2018 semester
  • Course Requirements: Participation in all on-site activities, discussions, journal entries and final project
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 8
  • Estimated Program Fee: $3850
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, health & emergency insurance, Hotel, local transportation, most meals, day trip fees and tips
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, airfare, Chilean entry fees (if applicable), 3 lunches, transportation on free day, meals at airport, FBI background check and personal expenses
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens

EDU346F/546F: Rural Education in Rwanda

Application Deadline: November 13, 2017

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 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. During this field study we will focus on the implementation of a strategic plan for rural education at the Duha Complex School in the village of Musha. We'll work on several projects that are part of this plan, including small business development, an English language learning program, the integration of technology into the classroom, and the expansion of family and community involvement in local education.

Please note that portions of this program take place in rural locations where access to modern infrastructure and healthcare may be limited. Contact IP or the Program Director for more information. 

Students outside of Rollins are able to apply for this opportunity! To find out more, please email Becky Johnson at rejohnson@rollins.edu.  

  • Faculty Leader: Scott Hewit
  • Program Location: Rwanda
  • Travel Dates: May 25-June 17, 2018
  • Credit: 4 – Credit/No Credit
  • Prerequisites: EDU345 during the spring 2018 semester
  • Course Requirements: Participation in all on-site activities, journal, mixed media presentation and final reflection paper
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 10
  • Estimated Program Fee: $3850
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, airfare, room and board, program administration, health & emergency insurance, activities and excursions, and in-country transportation,
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, visa, transportation to and from Orlando Airport, immunizations, and personal expenses
Visa: Required for US citizens (obtained at airport in Rwanda upon arrival)

ENV 353F: National Parks and Protected Areas

ENV 353F National Parks & Protected Areas Field Study Views firsthand the differing management strategies associated with different protected areas in Costa Rica.  The different 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 necessary for sustainable development.  Itinerary Highlights: Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, La Ensenada National Wildlife Refuge, Tenorio Volcano National Park, Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Please note that portions of this program take place in rural locations where access to modern infrastructure and healthcare may be limited. Contact IP or the Program Director for more information. This program also includes daily hikes and physical activity on rough terrain.

  • Faculty Leader: Barry Allen
  • Program Location: Costa Rica
  • Travel Dates: May 15 – 24, 2018
  • Credit: 2 - Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: ENV 353 during the spring 2018 semester
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-trip meetings, participation in all on-site activities, 15-page field report
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2660
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, meals, airfare, program administration, accommodations, program activities, and on-site transport
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Personal expenses, Tips, passport 

BIO 388F: 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 whale watching trip, kayaking trip and guided tour of the Wells Reserve Estuary. The course is physically demanding.

  • Faculty Leaders: Paul Stephenson and Fiona Harper
  • Program Location: University of New England, Maine, U.S.A.
  • Travel Dates: July 23-Aug. 2, 2018
  • Credit: 2 - Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: BIO210 Introduction to Marine Science
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, participation in all on-site activities, field notebooks, readings, two lab practical exams
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 10-12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2180
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, health & emergency insurance, accommodations, all meals, all admission/tour costs, all ground transportation (including to/from Portland airport)
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Personal expenses and airfare to/from Portland, Maine

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