Hokies Abroad Programs

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The application deadline for the summer program in Australia and New Zealand has been extended to March 1, and the priority deadline for the Antarctica fall online course and field experience in December 2018 is also March 1. Spaces are limited, so if interested be sure to submit your application by March 1!

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 14-30, 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, 2018 – mid-January, 2019  Credits: 6 credits (GEOG 3954/5954 or NR 3954/5954)  Cost: TBC, 2017-18 program fee was $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: March 1  Contact: Dr. Lori Blanc, lblanc@vt.edu

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