Hokies Abroad Programs

The Antarctica application is now live!

If you are interested in studying abroad in Antarctica in 2018, with a fall semester online course followed be the field expedition from December 14-28, the online application is now open! The priority deadline is March 1, and applications will continue to be accepted until April 1 on a space-available basis. Here are a few links to videos to help you imagine this extraordinary opportunity:

Top 10 reasons to study in Antarctica, by VT program alumna Caitlin Van Wicklin

Why Antarctica?, describing the awe-inspiring nature of this type of expedition and field-learning experience

 

Talk to your family

The winter break is an excellent time to talk with your family about studying abroad in 2018. Feel free to share the program information with them as well as the parent and family resources available at globaleducation.vt.edu. It is also an excellent time to start your application and apply for scholarship funding!

Antarctica Sustainability

Antarctica – Human Impacts on a Fragile Ecosystem

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the remote and dramatic wilderness of the world’s least-understood continent. Towering icebergs, glacier-draped mountains, and waddling penguins are just a few of the wonders that greet you on this experiential program.

Dates: December 14-28, 2018  Credits: 6 fall semester credits (GEOG 3954; including fall semester online lecture series)  Cost: estimated $10,750 (excl. airfare & VT tuition)  Application Deadline: April 1 (priority deadline is March 1)   Contacts: Selma Haghamed, selma@vt.edu (Global Education Office); Dr. Lynn Resler, resler@vt.edu (Department of Geography)

New Zealand: South Island – Humans and the Environment

This three and a half-week experiential program will examine resource conservation and the natural, and related social, history of New Zealand’s South Island. In this course you’ll use New Zealand as a case study to examine different cultural perspectives on the three pillars of sustainability: environment, social equity, and economics.

Dates: Dec 26, 2017 – January 17, 2018  Credits: 6 credits (GEOG 3954/5954 or NR 3954/5954)  Cost: $3,995 (excl. airfare & VT tuition)   Application Deadline: October 15 (rolling admission)  Contact: Dr. Bill Carstensen, carstens@vt.edu

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Australia & New Zealand – Sustainability & Conservation-based Service Learning

This three and a half-week program combines 12 days on the North Island of New Zealand with an additional two weeks in North Queensland, Australia, conducting service learning projects and studying sustainability by applying traditional and modern ecological knowledge.

Dates: May 31 – June 28, 2018  Credits: 6 credits (BIOL 3954)  Cost: $4,945 (excl. airfare & VT tuition)  Application Deadline: February 15 (rolling admission)  Contact: Dr. Lori Blanc, lblanc@vt.edu

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