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Spring Break 2022 Field Studies

Explore ancient temples and tombs in Egypt and Jordan, put your global citizenship skills to the test in Italy, or engage with the social and educational issues related to the Holocaust in Poland.

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

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

 

 

 

 


Applications

Please note: program dates may change to accommodate changes to the Rollins academic calendar.

  • Application deadlines vary by program!
  • Applications open in August.
  • Find out How to Apply!
  • 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.
  • In accordance with the CDC, International Programs urges all study abroad students to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to reduce risks of illness. Unvaccinated students will likely have additional isolation/quarantine and testing requirements for travel and entry into venues abroad (at their own expense). In addition, missing classes or program activities to meet these requirements may impact course grades. Unvaccinated students graduating in May 2022 whose majors require a field or global experience may opt to fulfill this requirement with a non-travel or domestic-travel alternative. 

Application Deadline: November 8, 2021

What does global citizenship look like in action? During this field study, students will explore all aspects of Rome including famous sites like the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, St. Peter’s and the Sistine Chapel, and visits to unique local organizations and places, such as a vibrant contemporary art space, a community center serving a marginalized neighborhood, and a nomad camp. Students will also have the opportunity to learn a bit of Italian and take a cooking class while learning about Italian approaches to cooking and eating. Activities like neighborhood tours with Italian university students and a meeting with individuals involved in gender and LGBTQ+ rights in Rome, will introduce students to contemporary Italian culture and help them develop awareness of their own and other cultures, engage and empathize with other worldviews, and practice an open-minded approach to cultural difference. Ultimately, the course will challenge students to become global citizens: mindful travelers who practice cultural humility and take every opportunity to build their intercultural knowledge and skills.

  • Program Leader: Giselda Beaudin
  • Student Site Leader: Nia Knox
  • Program Location: Rome, Italy
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 11-19, 2022
  • Credits: 2 – Credit / No Credit
  • Prerequisites: None 
  • Program Requirements: Discussion posts, presentation, on-site activities and assignments, and final reflection.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $3,350
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, airfare, accommodation, most meals, on-site transportation, on-site activities.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Some meals, passport, transportation to/from Orlando International Airport (MCO).
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special NotificationsThis program will require extensive daily walking in an urban environment, including on cobblestones and uneven surfaces. 

* 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.

Application Deadline: September 27, 2021

This field study is part of an rFLA 300-level course titled “Learning and Teaching about the Holocaust.” During Spring Break in 2022, we will travel for 7 days to Krakow, Poland, to learn about social and educational issues related to the Holocaust. You will have engaging conversations with staff and a Holocaust survivor at the Jewish Community Center, and we will talk with Hillel students from the major university in Krakow. 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. 

  • Program Leader: H. James McLaughlin and Yudit Greenberg 
  • Program Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 10-16, 2022
  • Credits: Embedded within 4-credit Spring 2022 course – Letter Grade  
  • Prerequisites: Two 200-level rFLA courses 
  • Program Requirements: Pre-trip “looking ahead” paper, and post-trip “looking back” paper.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 16
  • Tentative Program Fee: $1,110
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, accommodations, on-site transportation, on-site activities, breakfasts, one group Shabbat dinner.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, airfare (estimated at $1,200), most meals. 
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: Students should be prepared for daily walking and should also be prepared for cold weather.

* 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.

Application Deadline: September 27, 2021

Our Spring Break field study journey from Cairo and Luxor includes visits to ancient temple complexes, tombs (the pyramids of Giza and the Valley of the Kings), and the new $1 billion-dollar Grand Egyptian Museum. We’ll then fly to Jordan, where we will visit Jerash, the Dead Sea, and the “Lost City” of Petra. Guiding questions of our exploration include: What drives our impulse to handle and bring home archeological souvenirs? Who is the ‘best’ steward of the material past? Is it possible for western museums to acquire and display artifacts without fueling the illegal arts trade and perpetuating colonialist narratives? 

  • Faculty Leaders: Jana Mathews and Emily Russell
  • Program Location: Egypt and Jordan
  • Travel Dates: March 10-20, 2022
  • Credit: Embedded within 4-credit Spring 2022 course – Letter Grade  
  • Prerequisites: ENG190 or instructor approval 
  • Course Requirements: In-class discussions and assigned readings, reflective and critical reading and writing assignments during the trip, on-site tour guide assignment, pre- and post-trip reflective essays, pre-trip critical essay, final research paper & creative project.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2,900
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, airfare, all meals except on arrival and departure days, accommodations, on-site transportation, on-site activities.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, meals on arrival and departure days.
  • Visa: Required for US citizens (obtained upon arrival in the country).
  • Special Notifications: All students will travel together to and from the program locations on the designated dates.

* 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.