EARTH Service Learning Program, U.S. Virgin Islands, Summer

Type of Travel: 
Semester: 
Year: 
2019
Country: 
US Virgin Islands
Program Director(s): 
Department: 
Horticulture
Departure Date: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to Saturday, June 29, 2019
Application Deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Undergraduate students will learn about the culture of the people of the Caribbean and U.S. Virgin Islands’ agriculture and ecosystems, while assisting with teaching about food and agriculture, including horticulture, soil science, culinary science, nutrition, environmental science, and sustainability, at a preK-12 school. Program activities for school children help them learn how to grow, prepare, and appreciate the many facets of agriculture and food and the environment. University students have the chance to assist with EARTH program outreach and development and explore the U.S. Virgin Islands’ ecosystems and National Park during scheduled activities and free time.

See program brochure here

Informational Meeting

Friday, January 25, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
110 Horticulture

Travel Dates:
8 weeks in the Summer

Credits:
1 credit per week (3-4 credits in Summer)

Program Fee:
$200
Housing, air ticket, in-country transportation, utilities, phone, and internet provided

Other Student Costs:
ISU tuition and fees
Approximately $600 in food costs for summer
CISI health insurance ($1.31/day; for duration of program cost will be between $50-$60 for summer)
$105 study abroad admin fee (collected by the Study Abroad Center in 3224 MU)

Application Requirements:
1 recommendation from ISU faculty (this is part of the online application)
GPA above 2.0
Agree to a driving check
Essay questions (part of the online application)
Interview with program directors, coordinators, and assistants