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  • Locations: San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • Program Terms: Spring 2
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2021 05/22/2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:
Conservation, Culture and Environmental Change in Honduras
Travel Dates: May 13 - 22, 2021
Course Dates: Spring 2nd POT March 15th - April 28th, 2021

Program Description: This is a 9-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 2021 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.

Program Location: Utila, Honduras

Faculty-led by: Keri Brondo (
Program Fee Program Fee Includes Program Fee Does Not Include
(*subject to change)
  • $350 application fee
  • Housing
  • Cultural activities
  • In-country transportation
  • Meals
  • Personal Spending
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Airfare
  • 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!


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