Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Miami, Florida, United States;
- Program Terms: Winter
- Restrictions: Elon applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Winter
|Click here for a definition of this term Class Eligibility:||0-First Year and Above||Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA:||2.0|
|Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite:||None||Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction:||English|
|Click here for a definition of this term Housing Options:||Shared Hostel/Hotel||Click here for a definition of this term Internship Option:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Volunteer/Service Opportunities:||No||Click here for a definition of this term Research Option:||No|
|Click here for a definition of this term Max Credits To Receive/Transfer:||01+04||Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines of Classes Available:||Elon Core Curriculum|
|Click here for a definition of this term Program Capacity:||15||Click here for a definition of this term Program Advisor/Manager:||Victoria Lo|
|Click here for a definition of this term Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar Course #:||GBL 103||Click here for a definition of this term Program Leader 1:||David Vandermast|
|ELR Unit:||1 unit||Click here for a definition of this term Activity Level:||Demanding|
Modern American life demands significant resources and creates tremendous amounts of waste. And yet, the preservation of healthy ecosystems and the services they provide are also crucial to a healthy and productive human existence. This Winter Term Study USA course examines 1) where resources come from, 2) how waste is processed, and 3) how local, state, and national parks maintain ecological integrity in a world dominated by humans. We will use the operation of the City of Miami, Florida to understand behind-the-scenes logistics, and the natural resources of South Florida to learn about sustainable land management practices.
More specifically, topics covered will include modern forestry methods, water treatment, floodwater management, solid waste disposal, recycling, state and national park management practices, ecosystem services, invasive species, ecological research, the role of zoos and aquaria in conservation, and conservation practices on public and private lands. This course will include service projects in Everglades NP, Biscayne Bay NP, and/or Big Cypress National Preserve. As a city surrounded on three sides by ecologically sensitive areas, Miami is an ideal location to study the balance between modern human life and the maintenance of healthy ecosystems.
The Winter Term and fall courses partially fulfill the Elon Core Curriculum requirement in the area of Civilization. This course will also satisfy the non-science major lab requirement.
The WT course also satisfies the Experiential Learning Requirement for the Elon Core Curriculum requirement.
Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
This course may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.
This Winter Term course has a required one semester-hour fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course associated with it. Students accepted into the Winter Term course will be automatically registered for the associated fall course. There is no additional cost for the prerequisite preparatory seminar course for students who are registered full-time even if the one credit creates an overload for a student's registration.
It is Elon University policy that students who are registered part-time for the fall semester will be charged the additional one credit hour of tuition for the fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course. Students will also be charged four credit hours of tuition for Winter Term in addition to the program fees. If students contact the Bursar's office to verify that they will be enrolled full-time in the spring semester, the four hours of Winter Term tuition will not be collected.
There will also be a required meeting about the course in May.
The Spring meeting date, time and location is TBD.
The fall pre-departure course will meet on Wednesdays from 8-9:10 a.m., location TBD.
Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during registration for Winter Term.
To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.
The tentative dates for the program are January 3-22, 2020.
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure/return point is TBD.
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.
Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.
Students will be housed in shared hotel accommodations.
Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill).
Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.Detailed cost information is available on the budget sheet.
Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your program.
Get social: Connect with the GEC, alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal! You can also read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for other programs on the Study Abroad Blog.
Program Leader: David Vandermast
McMichael Science Building, 124B
2625 Campus Box
Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Winter||2020||05/09/2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
NOTE: Please view the deadlines page for full application, payment and cancellation deadlines.
The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.
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