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A&M Fiji Natural Resources
Nadi, Fiji; Sigatoka, Fiji (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Sciences
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Language courses available:
No
Language requirement:
No
Language of instruction:
English
Program Leader:
Gerard Kyle
Program Advisor:
Patrick Moore
Housing: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Open to non-majors:
Yes
Program Description:

A&M Fiji Natural Resources

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Gerard Kyle
Dept. of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Science
gkyle@tamu.edu  



 



 
Study Abroad Advisor

Patrick Moore
patmoore@tamu.edu
979.845.0544

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May 14 - May 24, 2017
Nadi, Fiji

About
 
The Fiji program will examine human and cultural aspects of Fijian ecology and the conservation, preservation, and management of Fiji’s unique system of marine, coastal, and mountain/rainforest natural resources. Students will use applications in cross-cultural analysis and techniques to explore the management and conservation of natural resources with a focus on issues related to human use of plant, forestry, wildlife, ecology, recreation and tourism, and/or costal/water resources. The impact of humans on these resources will also be emphasized, including a long term historical perspective. Like the Australian program, The Fijian program will also focus on topics related to sustainable development (sustaining human societies and the natural environment) through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations and seminars, and coursework exercises. The goal of this course is using the Fijian case to integrate the different perspectives of diverse natural, biological, and social science disciplines to improve understanding of relationships between human societies and the natural environment. The impact of humans on natural resources and their sustainable use and conservation will be emphasized. Students can choose to combine this program with Australia to earn a total of 9 credits hours in RENR 400. To apply to BOTH Australia and Fiji programs, please click here to apply  
Credit

All students are required to take a total of 3 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • RENR 400 : Study Abroad in Natural Resources: North Queensland ( 3 cr.)   
Eligibility
  • Open to ALL majors with a 2.5 GPA preferred; minimum 2.0 GPA and instructor approval
  • Completed at least one semester at TAMU at the time of application
  • Good Standing with the University
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)  
Highlights
  • Temple & Market visit in Fiji
  • Votua Village homestay   
Cost
 
Estimated Program Fee   (subject to change) - billed to University Account $3,000
Lodging and Meals   $1,300  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits   $800  
In-Country Transportation   $100  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $400  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $100  
International Health Insurance $15  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $285  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $3,700+
Tuition and Fees (in-state resident for 3 credit hours)* $1,600  
International Airfare $1,800  
Travel Documents (passport and visa--if needed) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $155+  
Textbooks & Supplies $0+  
Personal Spending varies  
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $6,700+ 

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/tuition-fees/estimator/.
Program Payment
 
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed above is due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The entire Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office once a student confirms their program participation.


Please also note that many additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).
Funding
 
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here: http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding

Scholarships:
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs: The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. Both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.

Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the program fee due dates.



 
This program is currently not accepting applications.