University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2018: Hawaii BISC

Program Dates January 02, 2018 - January 31, 2018
This program is closed.

Program Overview This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

The Hawaiian Islands have experienced waves of settlers from many different cultures, from the early Polynesians to the establishment of major military bases and a thriving tourist industry. Each group of people brought plants, animals, and customs associated with each of their cultures. The impact of each group on the environment has resulted in changes to the land, extinctions to plants and animals, and invasive species.
This Winter Session program will utilize BISC107 (Elementary Evolutionary Ecology) and BISC127 (Environments and Cultures in Conflict) to examine the interactions of people and the environment. Field studies (beaches, volcanoes), projects, lectures, and excursions to cultural centers, museums, national parks, and other habitats will be used to investigate the history of the islands. Accommodations include two weeks on Oahu in Waikiki and almost three weeks in Kailua Kona on the Big Island (Hawaii). Several special meals are included.

The Program Fee includes accommodations, some meals, all group excursions and transportation in Hawaii. Students will be housed in triple apartments with full kitchens while on Oahu in Waikiki and in Kailua Kona on the Big Island (Hawaii), and in triple hotel rooms while in Hilo. Meals are not included in the program fee, save for a few special group dinners or lunches.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to or from Hawaii, nor airport transfers to or from Philadelphia. The program officially begins when students arrive in Honolulu. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare.



ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. 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 7 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
BISC 107: Elementary Evolutionary Ecology (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Math/Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group D
BISC 127: Environments and Cultures in Conflict (4 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • University Math/Science Breadth
  • Arts and Sciences - Group D
  • Multicultural
  • Other: Fulfills the laboratory requirement.
UNIV 371-011: Domestic Travel Study - Hawaii BISC (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning


Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$3,875.00$3,875.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $6,133.00$9,881.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,325.00$1,325.00

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.


Contact Information:
John Bartley
Faculty Director
Biological Sciences
Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE, 19716
302-757-3283
jbartley@udel.edu



Deadlines:
Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 20, 2017
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: May 02, 2017

Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.



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