Undergraduate Study Abroad Opportunities

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The Department of Biology is pleased to provide the following study abroad opportunities for Summer 2018. International studies not only expand students’ academic experience, but stimulate personal and professional growth as well. Please note, students work with both the department and the University of Florida International Center (UFIC) in order to accomplish pre-departure and post-departure procedures.

 

UF in Cusco – Experiential Learning for Health Professions

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies and the Department of Biology invite you to participate in an experience that will expand your linguistic and cultural fluency through language study and health-related community service.  Based on Spanish-language level, students will be placed in a variety of settings, including hospitals, medical clinics, pharmacies and/or with dentists.  On this program, students will have the opportunity to improve their command of Spanish, compare health systems, learn about diseases, and explore the cultures of South America.

Where: Cusco, Peru | When: Summer A 2018 | Application Deadline: February 12th, 2018

Courses taught:
SPN 3948: Spanish Service Learning
(Taught in Spanish)
Pre-req: At least one course at SPN 2000 level or equivalent

ZOO 4956: Emerging Disease in the Americas
(Taught in English)
Pre-req: BSC 2011 and 2011L or equivalent

For more details regarding requirements, costs, and the application, please see the following link: here! 


UF in South Africa – Plants of Southern Africa

This program will focus on plant systematics and research methods in plant biology, using the plants of southern Africa as examples. To do this, we will go on field excursions, participate in game trips, visit a botanical garden, and complete hiking and cultural activities throughout the region. We will also learn about traditional uses of plants in this region, including visiting local markets where medicinal plants are sold. While the focus of the course is on plants, we will also encounter lots of African wildlife and large mammals, and will learn about the history and culture of South Africa and Swaziland.

Where: South Africa | When: Summer A 2018 | Application Deadline: March 15th, 2018

Courses taught:
African Plant Evolution (3 UF GPA credits)
(Taught in English)

Research Methods in Plant Biology (3 UF GPA credits)
(Taught in English)

For more details regarding requirements, costs, and the application, please see the following link: here! 


UF in Madagascar – Biodiversity, Conservation, & Sustainable Development

UF in Madagascar offers a unique opportunity for students to experience one of the world’s most biologically diverse landscapes and explore the conservation issues it faces. Through guest lectures, visits to national parks, and field-work, students will critically examine current conservation efforts and sustainable development practices of organizations working in Madagascar.

Where: Madagascar | When: Summer B 2018 | Application Deadline: March 15th, 2018

Course taught:
ZOO 4956: Madagascar – Biodiversity and Conservation in a Developing Country
(6 UFGPA Credits)

For more details regarding requirements, costs, and the application, please see the following link: here!


UF in Mérida – Tropical Ecology and Spanish

Experience life in tropical Mexico. Hike through caves. Sleep in a hammock. Visit ancient Maya archaeological sites. Travel to contemporary Maya villages. See monkeys, crocodiles, sea turtles, and flamingos. Take a boat trip through the mangroves. Sample Yucatecan cuisine. Hear new music. Dance to exotic rhythms.Experience all this and more through the University of Florida/Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY) Mérida Summer Program.

Where: Mérida, Mexico | When: Summer B 2018 | Application Deadline: March 15th, 2018

Courses taught:
GLY4930: Special Topics in Geological Sciences (5 credits total)
(Taught in English)
3 credits: Tropical Ecology; 2 credits: Humans & the Environment of the Yucatan Peninsula

Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Spanish Course (3 credits)
(Taught in Spanish)

For more details regarding requirements, costs, and the application, please see the following link: here!