Study-Abroad Program · Summer · Two Weeks
|Dates: June 13, 2017 - to June 27, 2017
Through this program students explore the island of Antigua to gain a better understanding of its history and culture, island life, and non-traditional medical practices. History and biology courses are offered. All students will have the opportunity to attend field trips to historical sites, local villages, medical facilities, snorkeling to see coral and shipwrecks, and other attractions to gain an understanding of life on the island today and in the past. Students have the option of taking biology courses or history courses or both.
Credit Hours Courses
Undergraduate - HIST 2010, HIST 4900 (Topics). Graduate - HIST 5013.
Students in the history courses will learn about the history of Antigua and how it relates to American history during and after colonization. Students will benefit from the host institution providing access to the island’s research and universities facilities as well as visits to historically significant sites on the island and to area shipwreck sights and underwater remains of these wrecks.
Biology: BIOL 4900 (Topics) as well as a dual listed graduate course.
Students in the biology courses will learn about the pharmaceuticals options available in the United States and the limited pharmaceuticals options available on the island as well as the non-traditional options employed by local villagers. Students will become part of the medical team at the American University of Antigua’s simulation lab. Students will also have the option of becoming certified in Basic Life Support while visiting the medical school and will learn the importance of this program to islanders. In general, the students will have a better appreciation for American medicine and a greater understanding of how natural products can and are used to treat various ailments and diseases.
Lodging and Meals
Students will reside in dorms at the host university. The dorms include Internet and Cable. Lunch is included M-F (except the 15 and 28). A farewell dinner is also included.
Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a study abroad financial aid counselor - Cathy Naef or Jennifer Ellis. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available. Click here
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Dr. Amy Thompson at (931) 221-6497 or email@example.com
Dr. Antonio Thompson at (931) 221-7915 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Fee: $430
application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of International Education during the application process.
Tuition*: Undergraduate $ 777 - Graduate: $ 1,245
||Due March 15
|2nd Payment (final)
||Due April 15
1st and 2nd Payment need to be paid at APSU Cashier's Window
to the Antigua account.
This tuition is based on 3 credit hours
. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.
* If you are planning on taking more than 3 credit hours you need to add the cost of the extra tuition to the total.
Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs:
Undergraduate: $4,392 Graduate: $4,860
Included in the Program
passport: $148 (including photos)
spending Misc.: $300