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2011 Trip Application Details

posted Oct 1, 2010, 8:20 AM by Erin Burge   [ updated Jan 30, 2011, 6:28 AM ]

More details including cost are now available on the Coastal International Programs website.
The application link is here.  We are not requiring personal or faculty references for this trip, but if you have never taken a class with Dr. Burge or Dr. Koepfler it might be a good idea to supply them anyway.

When is the deadline for application?

The priority deadline for application to this program is Friday, November 5, 2010.

When does this program take place?

This program takes place from May 12-30, 2011.

What is the cost of this study abroad program?

This program's cost is $3,350, which includes:

  • 17 nights of lodging abroad
  • All meals
  • International air and local transportation
  • Field trips
  • Travel insurance

Students must enroll in  MSCI 477: Ecology of Coral Reefs and MSCI 499: Directed Undergraduate Research. Tuition per 3 credit-hour course will be $810 ($1620 total).

When are payments due for the program?

Deposit $500 due with application
1st Payment Dec 10, 2010- 1/3 of remaining balance
2nd Payment Jan 10, 2011- 1/3 of remaining balance
3rd Payment Feb 10, 2011- Remaining balance

How many credit hours can I complete during this program?

The expedition provides an upper level lecture course (3 credits) and a research project (3 credits) that can also be a senior thesis. The course offered is MSCI 477: Ecology of Coral Reefs, a three credit hour course. The research course is MSCI 499: Directed Undergraduate Research (3 credits).

Does this course/program satisfy core curriculum requirements?

This program does not currently satisfy core curriculum requirements.

Are scholarships or financial aid available for this program?

Graduates of Horry County high schools are encouraged to apply for the Horry County Higher Education Commission International Awareness Award ($1,000 - $2,000 per award available). To determine whether you have availability for other financial aid during this study period, please see your Financial Aid Counselor in Kingston Hall.

Are there any prerequisites for this study?

The prerequisite for each of these courses is instructor approval.

Do I need vaccinations to participate?

Coastal Carolina University adheres to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations. Please visit the website (http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/) for information regarding your particular destination.

What are the physical demands of this program?

It is highly recommended that students be SCUBA certified. Basic or open-water certification is sufficient. Students should be able to safely work on and in the water, be capable of lifting and carrying full SCUBA equipment and assisting with boat anchoring, and be able to hike 1-2 miles in the mountains in tropical heat.