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Winter 2014: Barbados GEOG
January 06, 2014 - February 06, 2014
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
02/26/2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM216 Pearson Hall
03/04/2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM216 Pearson Hall
03/19/2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM216 Pearson Hall
04/17/2013 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM216 Pearson Hall
09/12/2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM218 Pearson Hall
Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
10/20/2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM229 Purnell Hall
11/03/2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM229 Purnell Hall
12/08/2013 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM229 Purnell Hall
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
10/08/2013 2:30 PM - 3:30 PMStudent Health Conference Room
10/10/2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PMStudent Health Conference Room
Program Notes

Program Description

Barbados is among the most developed Caribbean islands, noted for its friendly people and attractive landscapes. Yet, as a small island nation it must contend with challenges to its economy from fluctuating global markets and the effects of climate change and sea-level rise on its beaches. How Barbados responds to pressures on its physical and human environment and strives for policies of sustainability is the focus of this program.

Students register for two of the three courses offered: GEOG 101 Physical Geography: Climatic Processes – Focus on Barbados and the Caribbean; GEOG 102 Human Geography: Case Study of Sustainable Development in Small Island Economies; and POSC 311 Politics of Developing Nations. Also included will be presentations from local officials, field trips to island plantations,local markets, wildlife preserves and coastal management programs from on-shore and off-shore perspectives, and cultural excursions to cricket and polo matches as well as examples of island music and dance.

Students will be housed in furnished guest apartments with cooking facilities located within a short walking distance from both the University of the West Indies campus and the coral sand beaches. A limited number of meals will be included in the program cost as part of the cultural excursions.

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.
GEOG 101: Physical Geography: Climatic Processes - Focus on Barbados and the Caribbean (3 credits)
Introduction to processes responsible for weather, climate and climatic change.
Implications of climate for ecosystems and human activities. Earth-sun relations,
geographic coordinate systems and map interpretation.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Math/Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group D
GEOG 102: Human Geography: Case Study of Sustainable Development in Small Island Economies (3 credits)
Examination of the spatial distribution of human activities worldwide. Particular
attention is given to those factors and processes that have led to spatial inequality
and locational conflict from the international scale to the neighborhood scale.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University Social Science Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group C
Multicultural
POSC 311: Politics of Developing Nations: Focus on the Caribbean (3 credits)
Forces determining public policy in Barbados and among developing nations in the Caribbean.

Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group B
UNIV 370-016: Study Abroad - Barbados GEOG (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).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.

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 Barbados GEOG 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 September 25, 2013, 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$1,985.00$5,324.00
Final Program Fee$3,950.00$3,950.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total (final)$5,965.00$9,304.00
Please note that final Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to airline taxes, fuel surcharges, 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 ApplicationSeptember 25, 2013
$300.00 DepositSeptember 25, 2013
$1,500.00 DepositOctober 15, 2013
Final Program Fee BalanceNovember 05, 2013
Tuition and FeesDecember 01, 2013
Contacts
Peter Rees
Faculty Director
Geography
228 Pearson Hall
302-831-8270
rees@udel.edu
Yda Schreuder
Faculty Director
Geography
224 Pearson Hall
302-831-8271
ydas@udel.edu

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




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