Dear Environmental Public Policy and Biology Students:

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you a few very specific study abroad options that would be particularly interesting for EVPP/BIOL students!  This Thursday, September 20th, the Center for Global Education is holding a STUDY ABROAD FAIR in the Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall (ground floor) from 11am to 4pm.  Additionally, there are two dorm events specifically focusing on Science related short-term and semester program options scheduled for TONIGHT and TOMORROW:

STUDY ABROAD FAIR!

Day: Thursday
Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Place: Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center
Special for this event: Come down to Dewberry Hall between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to learn more about the nearly 75 different programs around the globe that Mason's Center for Global Education offers. Faculty directors, program officers and study abroad program alumni will be available to meet with prospective students!

Dorm Event

Day: Tuesday
Date: September 18, 2012
Time: 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Place: Piedmont Residence Hall, Multipurpose room
Special for this event: CGE will present study abroad options for short-term, semester and international internships! Join us for "Desserts from around the world"!

Dorm Event

Day: Wednesday
Date: September 19, 2012
Time: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Place: Rogers Residence Hall, Lobby
Special for this event: CGE will present study abroad options for short-term, semester and international internships specific to STEM students!

 

 - BELIZE: Ridges to Reefs


The Belize Ridges to Reef Program offers students a once-in-a-lifetime to live on Belize’s most pristine offshore cayes; have access to an archaeological cave system; explore the Sibun river; and discover special places where few travelers have gone, such as the Actun Tunichil Muknal, a sacred Mayan sacrificial site, and the infamous Blue Hole.  Students will have the opportunity to snorkel the protected reefs within the Blue Hole and those surrounding Half Moon Caye National Monument; go sea kayaking and snorkeling around the offshore caye; and engage in community service projects.  Bottlenose dolphin, manatee, and sea turtle sightings are always a possibility, so expect the unexpected!

Interested students can contact Sarah Mournighan, [log in to unmask]
or 703-993-2106, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.


 - COLOMBIA: Geology: Volcanoes, Glaciers and Surficial Processes

This is the perfect program for adventurous students! For 14 days in January, the outdoors will be your classroom. This field-oriented course focuses on the geology and geomorphology of the Cordillera Central Mountains and will involve outdoor activities, such as hiking, rafting, and caving in conditions ranging from hot and tropical to cold and mountainous with elevations reaching 8,000 to 15,000 feet. This three-credit course will involve a combination of experiential learning through geological site visits in Colombia, lectures, and group discussions.

Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask]
or 703-993-2155, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.

 - COSTA RICA: Natural History and Conservation of Costa Rica

During this trip, students will get the opportunity to experience a wide variety of ecosystems throughout Costa Rica during a fourteen-day trip that will introduce them to the natural history of the area and the unique biodiversity that it calls home. They will also learn how these ecosystems and their species are currently being protected by the Costa Rican government through classroom lectures as well as field guidance from a Costa Rican Naturalist.
Join Academic Director for the Costa Rica trip, Jason O'Bryhim, for an information session on Sept. 24th in the Johnson Center, room 234 (2nd floor) to learn more about this amazing course!

Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-2155, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.

 

 - ITALY: Underneath Rome: An Introduction to Geo-Archaeology

Many have visited the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome, but how many people do you know who have explored Rome, below the Trevi Fountain? You could have this very opportunity if you participate in this study abroad program, which will literally take you underneath the streets and buildings of Rome! The goal for this program is to develop an appreciation of how the interplay of the territory and culture brought life to Rome. What is seen on the surface of the city is not even half of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Rome: underneath her very varied topography, the city unfolds her past. This interdisciplinary course uses geoarcheology as a gateway to the support of archeological, historical, and anthropological studies of the city and her development.

Interested students can contact Denise Elles-Mdahuar, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-2155, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.


 - KENYA: Ecology and Conservation

Join us for an engaging exploration of Kenya's vast and diverse ecosystems. This course will put you in close proximity to some incredible and charismatic wildlife. Participants will have an incredible experience viewing wildlife, while learning about current challenges facing terrestrial megafauna that include the classic big five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, and rhino). We will accomplish this by visiting multiple national parks, meeting key conservation biologists, and discussing a wide range of current wildlife management issues. At both the applied and academic level, topics will include the conservation, biology, and behavior of species; landscapes and the conservation of protected and non-protected areas; human-wildlife conflicts; and the complexities of community-level interactions.

Interested students can contact Erin Mateu, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-3864, for further information.  The application deadline for this program is  October 5th, 2012.



This program INCLUDES airfare from Dulles to Johannesburg and Cape Town, all lodging, most meals, guided visits and a safari!  One HIST credit is available for an extra fee or you can just enjoy as a tourist! The application deadline for this program is September 30th, 2012.

All the details for these programs, and more, can be found on the Center for Global Education website: globaled.gmu.edu. Interested students can contact Erin Mateu, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-3864, for further information.

 


- AUSTRALIA: Semester at Griffith University, Brisbane

An excellent option for STEM and COS students!



Griffith University is in Queensland, Australia, the "Sunshine State." Queensland is the most northern state on Australia's east coast with a landscape ranging from outback deserts to lush tropical rainforests and coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.   The capital of Queensland, Brisbane, is a modern and vibrant city with the perfect mix of city life and relaxed outdoor opportunities. One hour south of Brisbane is the Gold Coast, considered to be "Australia's playground," famous for its miles of surfing beaches and hinterland rainforest.

  - IRELAND: National University of Ireland, Galway

An excellent option for STEM and COS students!



Located on the west coast of Ireland, Galway (pop. 72,000) is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Galway is also one of Europe's fastest growing urban centers. With a history dating back to the 12th century, the city is often referred to has as the "Cultural Capital of Ireland." Galway is in close proximity to the Connemara "Gaeltacht," the country's largest Irish speaking community.  NUI Galway's campus is situated on the River Corrib, close to the center of the city of Galway. It has a student body of over 15,000 students,

Please check the program web pages for more details. Interested students can contact Erin Mateu, [log in to unmask] or 703-993-3864, for further information.  The application deadline for these programs is the first week of October 2012 for spring semesters and the first week of March 2013 for fall semester.

 

Don’t delay!  Consider earning some credits abroad!  The application deadlines are quickly approaching, so apply now!


Best,


The CGE Team



Center for Global Education

Johnson Center, Room 235

George Mason University

4400 University Drive, MS 2B8

Fairfax, VA 22030

phone: 703-993-2154

fax: 703-993-2153

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http://globaled.gmu.edu/

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