|Location: Andros Island, Bahamas
This study abroad program focuses on inquiry techniques of both learning science and teaching science. Students have the opportunity to work with children in a multicultural setting from a developing country in a school in the Bahamas as well as explore the unique ecosystems of a marine environment.
This program is a wonderful experience. It will truly change your life, especially your professional career, for the better. --Ranzie Kendrick, Summer 2011 participant
I learned so much about the Bahamas, but not only did I learn about the Bahamas I learned from the Bahamas. The people and the culture taught me what it means to be grateful, modest, and an overall better person. --Stephanie Caldwell, Summer 2011 participant
The trip was amazing and I would do it all over again if I could. I think about the trip every day and how I wish I could go back! If you have the opportunity to go on the trip I suggest that you do so because it is worth every penny. The amount of things that I learned not only in the classroom but actually in the ocean was unbelievable. --Samantha Plaia, Summer 2011 participant
Activities / Itinerary
Typical itinerary - subject to change
5:30 a.m. Department to Andros
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
7:00 a.m. Breakfast
Make your course/substitution selections on your EIU Program Application. The credit hours associated with your selections may not exceed the credit hours allocated for this program: 1-4
Below are the choices available for this program:
Course Number: ELE 3290 (CourseID 709)
Accommodations are cabins and dormitory-style units at the field station. Cabins are capable of housing 8 students each (8 beds, 4 per room) and have a shared bathroom and shower. Faculty stay in separate cabins or houses. Meals are prepared by the Bahamian staff of the field station and are served in a common dining room.
At least two pre-departure orientations will be provided and are required for all participants.
Your faculty leader will hold one of these orientations, where he/she will cover information on safety, health, legal, environmental, political, cultural, and religious conditions in the host country(ies), as well as planning logistics.
The Office of Study Abroad (OSA) will hold the other orientation. They will cover general information about traveling abroad to different areas of the world and facilitate a panel discussion composed of students who have already participated in faculty-led study abroad programs.
You are strongly encouraged to read the U.S. State Department's Consular Information Sheet on your host countries. It will provide you with a great deal of information to help you prepare for your trip.
**Please be aware that you are responsible for obtaining the most up-to-date information on entry requirements. The Office of Study Abroad only provides general information, as visa regulations and procedures are constantly changing. Please consult the Consulate for more information. **