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Winter Field Studies

Explore the vibrant wildlife of Costa Rica, or delve into the history and business culture of France!

Engage meaningfully with locals like this Rollins student in a classroom in Rwanda

Engage meaningfully with locals like this Rollins student in a classroom in Rwanda



 

Applications

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

  • Application deadline: September 2021 (unless otherwise noted)!
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  • These programs are ALL spring semester courses so associated grades and credits will be issued in the spring semester.
  • 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.

Application Deadline: April 11th, 2021

Costa Rica is a world leader in both biological diversity and sustainable development. Through this field study we'll view firsthand the differing habitats and management strategies associated with the wide variety of protected areas in Costa Rica. The areas visited will 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 Reserve, Tenorio Volcano National Park,  Arenal Volcano National Park, La Selva Biological Station, Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Poas Volcano National Park.

  • Faculty Leaders: Barry Allen
  • Program Location: Costa Rica
  • Tentative Travel Dates: December 30, 2021 - January 8, 2022
  • Credits: 2 – Letter Grade
  • Prerequisites: ENV 353
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, participation in all on-site activities, course readings, final paper.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $2,650
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, airfare, all meals, accommodations, on-site activities, on-site transportation.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Passport, personal expenses, gratuities.
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Notifications: Consumption of alcohol is not permitted on this field study. This program includes travel to some locations with more limited medical services. Students should be prepared for daily walking and some more strenuous hiking.

* 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 27th, 2021

Spend your winter break developing critical professional skills as you journey from Paris to the Aquitaine region of France. In this field study, students will visit museums, cultural attractions, and businesses. We will tour the Eiffel Tower in Paris, explore the architectural beauty and vineyards of Bordeaux, and visit the castle of Henry IV in Pau while viewing the Pyrenees Mountains of southern France. Students will learn about the historical importance of the region and witness comparative business practices firsthand. Students will have the opportunity to improve their intercultural communication skills and practice business etiquette as they network with local entrepreneurs, leaders, and government officials. Pack your bags: business boot camp is in session.

  • Faculty Leader: Timothy Pett
  • Program Location: France (Paris, Bordeaux, and Pau)
  • Tentative Travel Dates: January 1 - 9, 2022
  • Credits: 2 – Credit/No Credit
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing; Priority to Holt students.  
  • Course Requirements: Attendance at pre-travel meetings, completed pre-departure meetings, participation in all on-site activities and discussions, video/ blog or slide show presentation, and 10-page reflection paper.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $2,750
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, on-site activities, accommodations, on-site transportation, breakfasts. 
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Airfare (estimated at $700), passport, personal expenses, all lunches and some dinners (estimated at $200-$250).
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens
  • Special Notifications: Students should be prepared for daily walking.

* 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.