Office of International Programs

Spring Break 2020 Field Studies

Learn about the Holocaust in Poland, or participate in an active service immersion in Abaco, The Bahamas!

Engage with history and culture like these Rollins students in the ruins of Pompeii

Applications

  • Application Deadline: November 4, 2019 unless otherwise stated!
  • Applications open in July
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  • Holt Students: To participate in a field study, Holt students must be currently enrolled in a degree program and matriculated through the initial admission review process (i.e. completed two semesters at Holt). Holt 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. Holt students participating on CLA field studies pay the same price as CLA students.

INT 3XXF: Learning and Teaching about the Holocaust

This Field Study is part of a course titled “Learning and Teaching about the Holocaust.” During Spring Break in 2020, we will travel for 5 days to Krakow, Poland, to learn about social and educational issues related to the Holocaust. You will have engaging conversations with faculty and students at the Center for Holocaust Studies there, and with staff at the Jewish Community Center. We will stay in a hotel on the main square, eat in good local restaurants, and visit art and history museums to give us all a sense of Polish culture in Krakow, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. A vital part of the trip will be our Study Tour in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration camp, located near Krakow. In the end, we will determine individually and together what we have learned from the experience that helps us to make sense of current societal issues.

  • Faculty Leader: Jim McLaughlin
  • Program Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 13 - 18, 2020
  • Credits: 4 - Letter Grade
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, participation in all on-site activities, blog entries, and pre-departure and post-trip reflection papers.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12-14
  • Tentative Program Fee: $1,100
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, health & emergency insurance, activities, accommodations, on-site transportation, meals, program activities
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, international airfare (estimated at $1200)
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.

* 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.

Abaco: Service Immersion in The Bahamas

This incredible service immersion opportunity will introduce Rollins students to the local community on Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas and provide a look into the everyday, interwoven life of the island that exists beyond the more common tourist images of turquoise waters and laidback resorts. On this immersive experience, students will be working primarily with our community partner Every Child Counts (ECC), one of the first and only schools for children with special needs. Specific projects may include: working in the classroom, many of which focus on art and music, providing support for the administrative staff at ECC, or paand cleanup/beautification projects.. During the week, students will also experience the culture and environment of the Abaco islands, with integrated activities such as snorkeling, and a visit to Hope Town.

  • Staff Leader: Sofia Macias; 2nd Staff member: TBD
  • Student Site Leader: Caitlin Robison
  • Program Location: Abaco, The Bahamas
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 14-21, 2020
  • Credits: This is a no-credit immersion experience
  • Program Requirements: Attendance at four pre-trip meetings, participation in all program activities on-site, and reflection paper at end of program
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $1,630
  • Program Fee Includes: Airfare, accommodations, program administration, health & emergency insurance, activities, on-site transportation, all meals, program activities, transport to/from airport in US.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, souvenirs, personal expenses, gratuities 
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens
  • This program includes travel to locations that may not have ready access to health services. Please contact IP for more information.

Sample Itinerary

All Immersion programs are drug and alcohol free, even if participants are of legal age.

* 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.

Information for Holt Students