Program Information
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Summer 2021: Russia GEOG - micro
June 13, 2021 - June 27, 2021 (dates are tentative)

photos courtesy of Saleem Ali

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
09/25/2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMTBD
Program Notes
The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).


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Program Description
This program will focus on innovation in legacy mining, including environmental and social aspects of mining in the world's largest iron ore mine in Kursk Magnetic Anomaly, Russia. The course uses an ecological economics and indexing of social responsibility approach applied to a real world issues.

The first week of the program will take place on the Moscow Mining University campus, where leading professors of the Mining College of the NITU "MISiS", as well as representatives of leading mining companies, will give lectures and hold master classes on current topics for modern specialists in the field of mining. In addition, a number of classes will be held in the laboratories of the university, equipped with world-class equipment.

The second week will take place in Staryi Oskol, in the Belgorod region of Russia (Kursk Magnetic Anomaly) Today it is the largest center for the extraction of iron ore and smelting of ferrous metals not only in Russia, but also in the world. Students will visit the world's largest quarry, as well as the production departments of the concentrating mill of Lebedinsky GOK and Oskol Electrometallurgical Combine that twice entered into the Guinness Book of Records.

In addition to the field trips, a rich cultural program is also included. Students will visit the Kremlin museums, including the Kremlin Diamond Fund, a unique collection that has traveled a long way and is closely connected with the history of the Russian state, consisting of masterpieces of jewelry art of the 18th and 20th centuries, rare precious stones, medal marks, noble and metal nuggets, which connect to a history of mining and represent an enormous historical, artistic, scientific and material value. Also, an excursion and lecture are planned on the geology and geography of the Moscow subway system. Finally, students will visit Museum-Reserve "Prokhorovsky Field", a World War II museum which is located on a hill more than two hundred meters high, in memory of the largest tank battle in the history of mankind, which occurred on July 12, 1943. Here students will learn how Magnetic Anomaly influenced the course of the battle

The Program Fee includes housing in double or triple-room residence halls with kitchen facilities and wifi, all program-related events and excursions, most meals, in-country transportation, and international medical insurance.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Russia, a visa to Russia, or airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Moscow. 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. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

Students should budget approximately $200 for their Russian visa.
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.
Program 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 2 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
NOTE: Undergraduate students enroll in GEOG 484, while graduate students enroll in GEOG 684. Tuition is charged based on student status (undergraduate or graduate). The rates that appear below are for 2 undergraduate credits.
GEOG 484-070: Innovations in Legacy Mining: Lessons from the World’s Largest Iron Ore Mine in Russia (2 credits)
First of its kind experiential learning Atelier class.Atelier will focus on how coexistence between agriculture and mining can be better managed in Kursk region using ecological economics approaches. Students will be staying in Russia for two weeks.
GEOG 684-070: Innovations in Legacy Mining: Lessons from the World’s Largest Iron Ore Mine in Russia (2 credits)
First of its kind experiential learning Atelier class. Atelier will focus on how coexistence between agriculture and mining can be better managed in Kursk region using ecological economics approaches. Students will be staying in Russia for two weeks.
UNIV 370-211: Study Abroad - Russia 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
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including 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, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

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
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Summer Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,500.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
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.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-December.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • 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.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$1,060.00$2,846.00
Estimated Program Fee$2,650.00$2,650.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$45.00$45.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$3,755.00$5,541.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.

NOTE: Undergraduate students enroll in GEOG 484, while graduate students enroll in GEOG 684. Tuition is charged based on student status (undergraduate or graduate). The rates that appear here are for 2 undergraduate credits. Tuition for graduate students who are accepted into the program will be calculated in April.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onNovember 20, 2020
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedDecember 08, 2020
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-December
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly June
*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.
Contacts
Saleem Ali
Faculty Director
Geography
220 Pearson Hall
302-831-0871
Saleem@udel.edu
Helena Vladich
Faculty Director
Geography
220 Pearson Hall
302-831-0871
hvladich@udel.edu

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