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Winter 2013: Cambodia/Vietnam ENWC
January 02, 2013 - January 28, 2013
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/23/2012 5:30 PM - 7:30 PMGore Hall 315
03/08/2012 6:00 PM - 7:30 PMGore Hall 315
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
05/16/2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM233 Townsend Hall
09/19/2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM122 Sharp Lab
12/07/2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM115 Gore Hall
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
09/13/2012 1:30 PM - 2:30 PMSHS Conference Room – Laurel Hall
09/14/2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMSHS Conference Room – Laurel Hall
Program Notes

Program Description

Spend winter session learning wildlife conservation in Southeast Asia. Cambodia and Vietnam’s rich ecosystems, indigenous peoples, and rich history offer a unique view into their wildlife conservation practices. On a 27-day guided program, you’ll experience the splendor of Southeast Asian animals in their natural environment, and learn firsthand about the real, practical challenges involved in wildlife conservation.

You will travel to Cambodia and Vietnam with Dr. Jacob Bowman, a wildlife ecologist specializing in large mammal conservation, ecology, and restoration. Dr. Bowman has directed seven study abroad programs to Tanzania, Antarctica, Argentina, and Australia.  Once in South East Asia, your guides will take you to the depths of the tunnels used in the Vietnam War, up the Mekong River, and to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat. You will exchange experiences and explore the city with Cambodian College students at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Buddhist Monks will teach you the art of meditation in one of their sacred temples. You will learn about conservation activities conservation Asian bear species, Asian Elephants, Tigers, and many bird species by visiting areas and facilities actively involved in their conservation. Daily field excursions will be supplemented with discussions about culture, human-wildlife interactions, and wildlife conservation.

The program fee includes airfare, in-country transportation, lodging, excursions and departure taxes. 

Students should budget extra to cover immunizations, visa fee, and binoculars.  

Program Courses
Students must enroll in all courses for credit and a grade; pass/fail and audit registration is not permitted. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
ENWC 467: Conservation of Southeast Asian Wildlife (3 credits)
Unique challenges facing wildlife in Southeast Asia. Identifying and surveying terrestrial vertebrates, human-wildlife interactions, ecotourism, and development of Southeast Asia Wildlife conservation. First-hand experience in wildlife conservation by visiting various ecosystems, visiting local people, and seeing the effects of ecotourism and development.
ENWC 467: People and Wildlife in Southeast Asia (3 credits)
Understanding the culture of local societies and how they conserve natural resources. Students will be required to bridge the gap between culture and conservation to understand why both are essential to wildlife conservation. You will learn by field lectures and group discussions, and by experiential learning during daily field trips and activities.
UNIV 370-020: Study Abroad - Cambodia/Vietnam ENWC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale). We encourage freshmen to apply!
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including a deposit and at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Elliott Hall, 26 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19716.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
Participants in the Cambodia/Vietnam ENWC program will be charged University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session and the Program Fee.
The Program Fee usually covers housing and all excursions, but does not include transportation to/from the group's initial departure airport. Your specific Program Fee may or may not include these and other items. Check with the program's faculty director for details.
A $300.00 deposit towards the program fee must be paid no later than April 11, 2012, although we recommend that you pay your deposit within three working days of submitting your application. The deposit is non-refundable if you are admitted into the program. The program acceptance list will be available approximately two weeks later. See below for additional program fee and tuition payment deadlines.
All students pay all program fees via this website: http://www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad/information/payments_and_withdrawals.html. Credit card payments are not accepted.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,904.00$5,108.00
Final Program Fee$4,750.00$4,750.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total (final)$6,684.00$9,888.00
Please note that final Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.

IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Scholarships
Need- and merit-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All payments and application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program ApplicationApril 11, 2012
$300.00 DepositApril 11, 2012
$2,000.00 DepositMay 15, 2012
$1,500.00 DepositSeptember 10, 2012
Final Program Fee BalanceNovember 05, 2012
Tuition and FeesDecember 01, 2012
Contacts
Jake Bowman
Faculty Director
Entomology and Wildlife Conservation
245 Townsend Hall
302-831-4621
jlbowman@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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