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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Agriculture Study Abroad

Summer 2012 Travel Course to Norway

(NREM)

 

 

 


Focus

Norway: Voyage of a Lifetime

 

Course Description

Students will experience three seasons in one journey on a coastal transport ship that travels up Norway’s western coast, crosses the Arctic Circle, passes over the North Cape (the northern most point on mainland Europe), and docks 10 miles from the Russian border.   Students will observe breathtaking landscapes and fascinating lifestyles (fjords, mountains, fishing, farming, ocean oil drilling).  Through discussions, observations and field trips, students will gain a better understanding of the dramatic effect of global warming on all regions of the world and its specific impact on the Arctic, which is quite literally ‘on thin ice’, with climate change taking place twice as fast as anywhere else in the world.  In addition students will learn about developmental pressures building in the Arctic region and the increased demand for marine resources in the North-East Atlantic and the Barents Sea. The extensive ecosystems the exist here require careful management.

Term: Summer 2012    Travel Departure Date: 5/8/2012  Travel Return Date: 5/19/2012


 

Program Cost Description

The program cost consists of three parts: 1)Program Fee; 2) Other ISU Fees; and 3) Out of Pocket Personal Cost.

Program Fee : $4,405, which includes: airfare, onsite transportation, lodging, cruise, meals on cruise and entrance fees.

Other Fees - 1) $10 program application fee to the Ag Study Abroad office; 2) $105 study abroad administrative fee charged by Study Abroad Center. 3) tuition and fees for 3 credits during summer 2012.

Out of Pocket Personal Cost - 1) passport which costs $130 if you don't already have one; 2)ISIC (International Student ID Card) which costs $26); 3) health insurance if you are not covered on your existing policy; and 4) immunizations (varies based on where you go). Of course, there are also other personal costs, such as souvenirs, etc.

Program fee, the $105 administrative fee, and tuition and fees will be applied directly to your Ubill.

 

If you are a first time traveler and in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and need a passport, contact our office for information on how to be reimbursed for the cost of your passport.

There are scholarships available for this program - check in 111 Curtiss Hall if you are a CALS student, as well as with Study Abroad Center in 3224 Memorial Union.


Program Contacts

Dick Schultz

NREM

242 Science II

515-294-7602

rschultz@iastate.edu

Denise Bjelland

GAP

104 Curtiss

515-294-2883

bjelland@iastate.edu

    

Difei Shen

GAP

111 Curtiss

515-294-8447

dfshen@iastate.edu




    

Program Course Numbers

NREM 496 or Globe 496 - 3 credits for summer 2012