Dates: March 6 - 14, 2021
Program Leader: Jim Perry
This freshman seminar integrates scientific, managerial, and cross-cultural experiences while engaging in field work on the beautiful Mesoamerican Reef. Examine the living laboratories of the Mesoamerican Reef System, specifically the Belize barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
May Session - Embedded*
Dates: May 14-27, 2021
Program Leader: Garrett Steede
Spend two weeks studying the farming and ranching industries in Argentina that provide the technology, production, expertise, processing, and transformation of farm products into foods that are in global demand. Explore how Argentinian culture shapes marketing and communication efforts and meet with international agricultural firms and farmers to learn how Argentina continues to be a global competitor in agricultural commodities.
Spend May term on the sunny shores of the Mexican Riviera learning about sustainable tourism and coastal ecology. Akumal, a small town an hour south of Cancun, means “the place of the turtle” in Mayan, and its bays with crystal clear waters are a favorite spot for sea turtles to nest. The Mexican Caribbean, particularly the Riviera Maya, has experienced 70 times an increase in tourism over the past 30 years. This rapid increase in tourism has disrupted the nesting turtles as well as plants and other animals native to this area.
Dates: May 15-29, 2021
Program Leader: Melissa Palmer
Discover the rich biodiversity of Belize while working in collaboration with Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic and participating in hands-on labs and wildlife conservation efforts. Students will learn about the major ecosystems in Belize, the plants and animals inhabiting these areas, and conservation management strategies both on land and in the sea.
Tentative Dates: May 15 - 31, 2021
Program Leader: Tommy Van Norman
Gain firsthand experience with the Greek food industry, agricultural traditions, and their impacts and benefits on Greek life and culture.
Dates: To be announced
Program Leader: To be announced
Learn about the winemaking process, crop production, agroecology, and sustainable livestock farming systems. Immerse yourself in the French language and culture while living with a host family. Explore Paris, castles of the Loire Valley, and extend your stay for an optional internship.
Dates: May 13 – June 6, 2021
Program Leader: Mike White
Learn how cultural food choices can have ethical, environmental, economic and health consequences through the lens of the Italian food system. Gain insight into different ways of thinking about sustainability and food systems.
Tentative Dates: August 29 - September 03, 2021
Program Leader: Peter Sorensen
Participate in field and laboratory exercises that explore tropical ecology and marine ecosystems on the island of Bimini. Observe, handle, and sample sharks in this hands-on course.