Program Description: This is a 10-day study abroad trip that will follow a 2nd term spring special topics course titled “Conservation, Culture, and Environmental Change.” This program focuses on the role of the intersection of culture and conservation policy in marine protected areas, with a field-based experience in the Bay Island of Utila, Honduras. Students enrolled in the course will participate in Spring 2020 2nd term course meetings, 3 hours a week for 6 weeks, to read and discuss the anthropological literature on conservation policy, livelihoods, and culture change.
Conservation, Culture and Environmental Change in Honduras
May 14 - 23, 2020
Program Location: Utila, Honduras
Keri Brondo (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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(*subject to change)
- $350 application fee
- Cultural activities
- In-country transportation
- Personal Spending
- International Medical Insurance
- Tuition for 3 credit hours (Spring Term)
*We reserve the right to cancel or make changes to the itinerary.
Program Payments: This program travels in the summer, but students enroll in a spring term course. Thus, the program fee and tuition will be charged to students’ TigerExpress accounts in the Spring term.
If you are an undergraduate, full-time student, then your tuition fee for the Spring will not increase due to your study abroad course. Undergraduate students who are taking a full-time course load are charged $4,956 for Spring tuition, no matter how many credits you register for.
If you are an out-of-state student, then your tuition for 3 credit hours in the Spring is $1,719. If you are a part-time student, then your tuition for 3 credit hours in the Spring is $1,239.
Course Information: U of M undergraduate students will earn 3 credit hours for ANTH 4991 (Special Topics). U of M graduate students will earn 3 credit hours for ANTH 6991 (Special Topics). Students in the course will assist in data collection and analysis for a project funded by the National Geographic. The special topic course is Conservation, Culture & Environmental Change.
Accommodations: Students will share double-occupancy rooms at Coral View Hotel. Laundry is available for a fee.
Excursions: Marine ecology & reef monitoring (snorkeling activities), Turtle conservation, Fishing livelihoods, Lionfish and invasive species management, Endangered iguana research and breeding, Tours of the island’s freshwater caves and bat cave and more!