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 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.

rFLA 300F: Learning and Teaching about the Holocaust

Application Deadline: September 30, 2019

This Field Study is part of a spring semester course rFLA300 “Learning and Teaching about the Holocaust.” You must take this course to go on the field study. During Spring Break in 2020, students in the spring semester course 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.

This course is open to all undergraduate students at Rollins, with preference given to those who are using it to fulfill the 300-level CLA general education requirement. Students wishing to get credit for the rFLA course must have successfully completed an rFLA 100 course and at least 2 rFLA 200 courses by the end of the Fall 2019 term. After acceptance, students will be enrolled in the corequisite course rFLA 300F. 

  • Faculty Leaders: Jim McLaughlin and Yudit Greenberg
  • Student Site Leader: Tatiana Fagen
  • Program Location: Krakow, Poland
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 12 - 19, 2020
  • Credits: 4 - Letter Grade
  • Pre-requisites: rFLA 100, 2 200s by end of Fall 2019
  • 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: $1,180
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, activities, accommodations in triple rooms, on-site transportation, meals, program activities
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, airfare (estimated at $1,200)
  • 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

NOTE: Due to Hurricane Dorian, this field study has been canceled for 2020. We are in touch with our partners on the ground and we hope to offer this Spring Break 2021. If you would like to find ways to support the needs of our partners in the Bahamas, please reach out to the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement or visit their website.

  • Program Location: Abaco, the Bahamas
  • Tentative Travel Dates: March 13-21, 2021
  • 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: $1,600
  • Program Fee Includes: Airfare, accommodations, program administration, 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
  • Special Notifications: This field study involves extensive walking and some travel by boat. The local diet is largely based on seafood. This program includes travel to some locations with more limited medical services. Please contact IP for more information.
  • 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.