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Summer 2022 Field Studies

Explore the history and culture of Hellenic Greece, experience the vibrant wildlife of Costa Rica, help solve water issues in the Dominican Republic, study marine biology in Maine, serve in education-related projects in Rwandachallenge your perceptions of community development in Tanzania, or consider the challenges and opportunities of doing business in either Japan or Brazil. How can you pick just one? 

Engage in global service like these Rollins students working with Burmese refugees in Thailand

Engage in global service like these Rollins students working with Burmese refugees in Thailand

 

 

 

 


Applications

Due to COVID-19, all summer study abroad and field study programs through August 15, 2021 have been canceled.

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

  • Applications open in August for programs with a November deadline, and in early November for programs with a February deadline. 
  • 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.  The cost of a Holt graduate field study is standard Holt tuition for the relevant number of credits plus a program fee to cover the travel costs.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2022

Study of North Atlantic marine life at the marine sciences laboratory of the Darling Marine Centre 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 puffin-watching trip, visits to the Maine State Aquarium, Coastal Maine Botanical gardens, Pemaquid Point lighthouse, as well a lobster dinner. The course is physically demanding.

  • Faculty Leaders: Fiona Harper and Katie Sutherland
  • Program Location: Damariscotta, Maine
  • Tentative Travel Dates: July 10 - 21, 2022 
  • Credit: 2 - Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: BIO210
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, participation in all on-site activities, graded detailed field notebooks, scientific data analysis, fieldwork on-site, lab practical exam, and final lab report.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2,250
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, all meals, on-site transportation, on-site activities, and lab facility fees.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Airfare or other transportation to/from Maine.
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: Consumption of alcohol is not permitted on this field study. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with advance notice. Students should be prepared to walk daily over rough terrain with appropriate footwear, engage in light physical labor in a hot climate, and be able to swim if necessary. Students with sensitivity to seasickness or motion sickness should be prepared. Please contact IP for more information.

*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: February 14, 2022

Long before Greece had political unity, it had cultural commonalities in panhellenism. Come explore classical Greek history and culture firsthand through its archaeological sites and museums. Visit the religious sanctuaries of Delphi (home of the legendary oracle), Olympia (of Olympic Game fame), and mysterious Eleusis. We’ll travel throughout the countryside, urban Athens, and the island of Aegina to explore the evolution and diversity of Greek culture. Join us and immerse yourself in Greece’s past and present, archaeology, culture, food, and dramatic landscape. 

  • Faculty Leaders: Hannah Ewing and Scott Rubarth
  • Program Location: Greece
  • Tentative Travel Dates: May 15 – 25, 2022
  • Credit: 2 – Credit / No Credit
  • Prerequisites: One of the following: HIS 125: History of a City: Ancient Athens; CLS 103: Greeks and the Good Life; an intersession 2022 course on ancient Greece
  • Course Requirements: On-site activities and discussions; pre-, during-, and post-trip readings and journal entries; Intercultural Reflection assignment
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 14
  • Estimated Program Fee: $3,400
  • Program Fee Includes: Lodging, ground travel within Greece, most meals within Greece, site admission fees
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Flights, some meals
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: Students should be prepared for extensive walking around and between sites, including steep inclines; sturdy shoes required. Bus travel will include mountainous, winding roads that can trigger motion-sickness. Hay-fever irritants are rampant in May; students should come prepared. Daily activities will begin early in the morning each day.

* 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: February 14, 2022

Lack of access to potable water and adequate sanitation are responsible for the death of 1.8 million people a year, most of them children under the age of five. Needless to say, improving water quality and sanitation and hygiene practices is a public health imperative. This field study takes you into rural communities in which water projects are being implemented to reduce the incidence of water-related diseases. You learn, firsthand, how to test water to make sure that it is potable and how people are trying to solve the problem at the household level. For a more complete overview on this field study you can watch videos from #WaSHDR2016 or #WaSHDR2015, and/or read this Rollins 360 article.

  • Faculty Leader: Pedro Bernal
  • Student Site Leader: TBD
  • Program Location: Dominican Republic
  • Maymester Course Dates: May 9 – June 2, 2022
  • Tentative Travel Dates: May 16 – May 31, 2022
  • Credit: 4 – Credit / No Credit
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Course Requirements: The students participate in filter distribution, collect water quality data, and conduct interviews in the communities.  No science background is required or expected.  Back on campus the data is compiled into a document and analyzed. Traditional methods of assessment will be used (research papers, presentations, etc.), on-site discussions help to contextualize the experience which is also documented in Journals.  No science background is required or expected.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 8-12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2,800
  • Program Fee Includes: Everything
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: N/A
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: Consumption of alcohol is not permitted on this field study. Students should be prepared for daily walking during higher summer temperatures. In addition, students with dietary restrictions and food allergies must be mindful of limited accommodations when eating in local communities.

* 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: February 14, 2022

This experiential learning course focuses on the cultural, economic, societal, and religious challenges and opportunities of doing business internationally through a series of lectures/presentations and immersion activities in Japan. The course includes visits to companies, educational institutions, religious sites, and cultural events in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo.

  • Faculty Leaders: Christine Jubelt and Richard Lewin
  • Program Location: Osaka, Kyoto, and Tokyo, Japan
  • Tentative Travel Dates: May 10 - 25, 2022 
  • Credit: 4 – Credit / No Credit
  • Prerequisites: Junior status.
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, participation in all on-site activities, blog entries, post-travel blog/presentation, final essay/paper.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 16
  • Estimated Program Fee: $4,900
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, most activities, accommodations, on-site transportation, some meals, most train transportation.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Airfare (estimated at $1,600), passport, dinners (estimated at $400 - $600), some activities and on-site train tickets (estimated at $100), transportation to/from Orlando International Airport (MCO), and personal expenses.
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: This field study involves extensive walking, and gluten-free or low carbohydrate diets can be difficult to maintain in Japan. Please contact IP for more information.

*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: February 14, 2022

Visit and learn in beautiful Rio di Janeiro, Brazil. This experiential learning field trip and course focuses on societal, cultural, and business aspects of Brazil, namely in and around Rio di Janeiro. Through readings, lectures, discussions and site visits, the course explores challenges and opportunities for Brazilian people, their government and their firms. During the trip we will meet with business owners in Rio di Janeiro and visit many businesses and popular national sites to immerse ourselves in Brazilian society and culture.

  • Faculty Leader: Kip Kiefer
  • Program Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Tentative Travel Dates: June 10 - 18, 2022
  • Credit: 2 – Credit / No Credit
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, participation in all on-site activities, blog posts, discussion boards, team project, and personal reflection journal.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 10-12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $3,275
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, lodging, on-site transportation, all meals, and all scheduled on-site activities.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Airfare (estimated at $785), transportation to and from MCO, travel insurance (estimated at $100), visa (estimated at $70), passport, and personal expenses.
  • Visa: Required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: Students should be prepared for daily walking. This program includes travel to locations with limited disability accommodations. Students with strict dietary restrictions may have difficulty maintaining these diets in Brazil. Please contact IP for more information

*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: November 8, 2021

From April to June of 1994, in a span of 90 days, a million men, women and children were murdered in Rwanda, many by neighbors and even family members. In just over 20 years, the people of Rwanda have rebuilt their nation and reconciled this tragic genocide in ways that are nothing short of miraculous.

Today Rwanda is a peaceful people and a growing economy, welcoming international support with open arms. The 2022 Rollins in Rwanda Field Study, the fourth of its kind, will offer students an opportunity to live and work side by side with children, families, teachers, and villagers in rural Rwanda for three weeks.

  • Faculty Leader: Scott Hewit
  • Program Location: Rwanda
  • Tentative Travel Dates: May 20 – June 12, 2022
  • Credit: 4 undergraduate or 3 graduate credits – Credit / No Credit
  • Prerequisites: 1-credit Orientation course during Spring 2022 (EDU 345/545) – Credit / No Credit.
  • Course Requirements: Participation in all on-site activities, reflective journal that includes an account of activities and a more in-depth analysis of the effectiveness of their work, ten-minute mixed-media presentation, and a final reflection paper.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $3,400
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, airfare, activities, accommodations, on-site transportation, most meals.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Immunizations and malaria pills (none are required but some are strongly recommended; estimated cost $150-$250), passport and visa, transportation to/from Orlando Airport, personal expenses.
  • Visa: Required for US citizens (obtained upon arrival in Rwanda).
  • Special Notifications: All students will travel together to and from Rwanda on the designated dates. Students who need to go home between the end of the semester and our departure date must return to Orlando and depart with the group on the departure date. This program is physically demanding and includes travel to locations with more limited medical services. Students should be prepared to walk daily and engage in some physical labor. Please contact IP for more information.

* 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: November 8, 2021

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. We will end the trip on the beaches of Zanzibar, talking with ecotourist organizations and exploring the unique cultural aspects of the island.

  • Faculty Leader: Dan Chong
  • Program Location: Tanzania (Mkyashi, Moshi, and Zanzibar)
  • Travel Dates: May 15 – 31, 2022
  • Credit: 2 (+1 in Spring 2021) – Credit / No Credit
  • Prerequisites: 1 credit CR/NC orientation course in Spring 2022.
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, participation in all on-site activities, blog entries, post-trip writing assignment.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2,950
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, accommodations, meals, program administration, emergency insurance, excursions and activities, and on-site transportation.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Airfare to Tanzania (estimated at $1,200-$1,500), passport, visa, immunizations (none are required but estimates range from $150-$500), and personal expenses.
  • Visa: Required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: This program includes travel to some locations with more limited medical services. Rural locations will have limited options for people with dietary restrictions. The community project involves some physical labor and some accommodations are in tents. There is some travel on bumpy roads; students with sensitivity to motion sickness should be prepared. Please contact IP for more information.

* 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: November 8, 2021

Costa Rica has been successful in achieving economic growth and human development, even as the country has been able to preserve and restore much of its environment. By contrast, much of Central America has experienced widespread deforestation, rapid population growth and considerable instability. In combination with several environmental factors, this has led to depressed living standards throughout the region.  We will devote considerable attention to understanding these very different outcomes and consider appropriate models of sustainable development for the region. The field study emphasizes the role of conservation of biological resources as a key component of sustainability. Itinerary Highlights: La Selva Biological Station, Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Maquenque National Wildlife Refuge, Savegre Biosphere Reserve, Poas Volcano National Park coffee farm, cacao plantation, banana plantation. 

  • Faculty Leader: Barry Allen
  • Program Location: Costa Rica
  • Tentative Travel Dates: May 10 – 19, 2022
  • Credit: 2 – Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: ENV 365 (offered Spring 2022)
  • Course Requirements: Cumulative paper that integrates sustainable development theory and field-based research 
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2,575
  • Program Fee Includes: All meals, all rooms, all entrances, transportation in Costa Rica
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Gratuities
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: Consumption of alcohol is not permitted on this field study.

* 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.

MLS 536 Greece: Bronze Age Greece and Beyond

 

Application Deadline: February 14, 2022

This program is only for students in the Masters of Liberal Studies programBefore the “Classical Age of Greece” there existed the mysterious and majestic Bronze Age civilizations of the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans. These are the civilizations and cultures that lie beneath the myths and tales of Theseus and the Minotaur in the Labyrinth, the abduction of Helen and the Trojan war, and the Heroic exploits of Perseus and Heracles. Our course examines Bronze Age Greece and the historical transition to the Classical Age of Periclean Athens. Beginning with the lost civilization of the Minoans on the beautiful island of Crete, we shall tour Minoan archaeological sites (Knossos, Phaestos, Aghia Triada, Kommos) and visit the archaeological museum in Heraklion. Moving to the Greek mainland, we turn our attention to the ancient Mycenaeans, exploring the historical cities of the heroes of Greek myth: Mycenae (Agamemenon & Clytemnestra), Tiryns (Heracles), and Pylos (Nestor). We shall also visit the more familiar Archaic and Classical Age sites (Olympia, Delphi, Epidauros, Nafplio, Eleusis, and the Athenian Acropolis) to assure a well-rounded experience of the world of the Ancient Greeks. Site tours are led by scholars from the College Year in Athens program making this an academic and intellectual experience of the highest caliber.

  • Faculty Leader: Scott Rubarth 
  • Program Location: Greece
  • Tentative Travel Dates: May 30 – June 8, 2022
  • Credit: 2 – Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: Active MLS program enrollment or MLS alumni
  • Course Requirements: Graduate-level research paper connected to course theme and one of the sites visited
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 10–12
  • Estimated Program Fee: $2,700
  • Program Fee Includes: Hotels, limited meals, tours, most transportation in Greece 
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Tuition (estimated at $1,026)*** or course audit fee if MLS alumni, airfare, some meals, some transportation
  • 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.

***These rates are an estimate based on current rates and subject to increase based on the 2021-22 tuition rates. 


MPH 546: Global Public Health – Geneva, Switzerland

 

Application Deadline: February 14, 2022

This program is only for students in the Masters in Public Health program.  During the Global Health Field Study in Geneva, students will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) which is a specialized agency of the United Nations concerned with international public health. Students will interact with representatives from worldwide organizations, such as the International Red Cross and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Students will also participate in an on-site excursion to Chillon Castle in Montreux and the Matterhorn and a glacier at the top the Alps in Zermatt. Scholarship funding is available for MPH students! 

  • Faculty Leader: Allen Johnson
  • Program Location: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Tentative Travel Dates: July 22 – July 30, 2022
  • Credit: 4 – Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: Must be a current MPH student or MPH alumni
  • Course Requirements: Assigned course readings, personal development journals
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 8-10
  • Estimated Program Fee: $1,150
  • Program Fee Includes: Lodging, in-country transportation, entrance fees, breakfast, welcome dinner, faculty field study leader’s cost 
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Graduate tuition (estimated at $2,642)* or course audit fee if MPH alumni, airfare, lunch and dinner, costs associated with extracurricular activities 
  • 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.

 ***These rates are an estimate based on current rates and subject to increase based on the 2021-22 tuition rates.