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Winter Field Studies

Explore the world leader in both biological diversity protection and sustainable development in Costa Rica, learn about the societal, cultural, and business aspects of Brazil, or learn how Singapore leads the way in economic development and urban planning!

Emerse yourself in business and culture like this Rollins group visiting the Pau Hippodrome in France.

Emerse yourself in business and culture like this Rollins group visiting the Pau Hippodrome in France.


 

Applications

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

  • Application deadline: September 26, 2022 (unless otherwise noted)!
  • Find out How to Apply!
  • 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.
  • In accordance with the CDC, International Programs urges all study abroad students to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to reduce risks of illness

Application Deadline: April 8th, 2022

Costa Rica is a world leader in both biological diversity protection 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, Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Selva Biological Station, Tirimbina Biological Reserve, Poas Volcano National Park.

  • Program Leader: Barry Allen
  • Program Location: Costa Rica
  • Tentative Travel Dates: December 10-19, 2022
  • Credits: 2 – Standard Letter
  • Prerequisites: ENV 353 (Fall 2022)
  • 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: $2,890
  • 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. 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: September 26th, 2022

Visit and learn in beautiful Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This experiential learning field trip and course focuses on societal, cultural, and business aspects of Brazil, namely in and around Rio de 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 de Janeiro and visit many businesses and popular national sites to immerse ourselves in the Brazilian society and culture.

  • Program Leader: Kip Kiefer
  • Program Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Tentative Travel Dates: January 5 - 13, 2023
  • Credits: 2 – Credit/No Credit
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Course Requirements: Discussion board posts and trip blogs, participation in all on-site activities, personal reflection paper, team research project.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $3,850
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, accommodations, on-site activities, on-site transportation, meals.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Airfare (estimated at $1500-$1650), passport, travel insurance (~$100), transportation to/from Orlando International Airport (MCO), personal expenses.
  • Visa: Not required for US Citizens
  • Special Notifications: Due to entry requirements for the country of Brazil, it is not feasible for unvaccinated students to participate in this field study. This field study involves extensive walking. This program includes travel to some locations by buses, trains, and sky trams by large bodies of water. Those with severe motion sickness issues, fear of heights or of water, may find this to be an issue. Diet constraints may exist or can be difficult to maintain 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: September 26th, 2022

Dubbed as one of the most dynamic "Asian Little Dragons," Singapore leads the way in economic development and urban planning. Students will get a chance to immerse in a multireligious and ethnically diverse environment to learn various cultural traditions from China, India, and Malay, among others. Students will also get opportunities to interact with college students at Nanyang Technology University and National University of Singapore. Finally, students get to see a modern and environmental-friendly cityscape in Merlion Park and Gardens by the Bay, including the amazing Flower Dome and Cloud Forest.

  • Program Leader: Li Wei
  • Program Location: Singapore
  • Tentative Travel Dates: January 6-14, 2023
  • Credits: 2 – Credit/No Credit
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Course Requirements: Students are required to write a post-field study essay to reflect their thoughts, impressions, or comparisons on what they learned.
  • Anticipated Number of Students: 8-12
  • Tentative Program Fee: $2,950
  • Program Fee Includes: Tuition, program administration, emergency insurance, accommodations, some meals, on-site transportation, on-site activities, tour guides.
  • Program Fee Does Not Include: Airfare (estimated at $1,650), some meals, transportation to/from Orlando International Airport (MCO), personal expenses.
  • Visa: Not required for US citizens.
  • Special Considerations: Due to the current entry requirements for the country of Singapore, unvaccinated students are required to present a negative PCR test on arrival to Singapore.

* 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.