Ireland Biology Field Experience

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Dates

28 June - 13 July 2015

The Program

Join Dr. Kristy Daniel as she takes you on a biological field experience like no other.

Visit locations such as Wicklow Mountains, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher, Burren, and of course the famous Irish Bogs.

Academic Program

Earn 4 credits in BSC 404CA (2 hours)/404LCA (2 hours) or 504CA (2 hours)/504LCA (4 hours)

Not a biology major? Not a Southern Miss student? No problem! Students need not be a biology major, nor a Southern Miss student to enjoy this opportunity. Pack-up your sense of adventure and academic hat, and join the adventure in Ireland.

Become familiar with major Irish geography, customs, culture and history. Identify and document native flora and fauna biodiversity. Aid in local biological conservation efforts. Participate in service-learning projects and provide well thought-out reflections on the experiences with respect to attitude, behavior, and course content. Experience Irish culture by immersing oneself in local activities. And most importantly, have some craic!

Eligibility

Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates (or consent of program director). All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. The director of the program and the Director of International Programs are responsible for final enrollment decisions.

 

 

Housing

14 night accommodations in Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Killarney, Doolin, and Galway.

Cost

The cost of the program is $5690 for 4 semester hours. This price includes tuition, airfare, housing, required health insurance, some meals, and all entry fees.

Financial Aid

The Ireland Biology Field Experience program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the International Programs Office.

Application Deadline

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, will be accepted until 20 February 2015, space permitting. Southern Miss will acknowledge receipt of applications and students will be informed of their registration status. The balance of fees will be due on 27 February 2015. Applications are processed in the order of receipt. Students may apply at any time prior to the deadline and are urged to apply early.

Cancellations and Refunds

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to 27 February 2015. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The International Programs Office should be notified, in writing, of all cancellations. 

Program Director Information

Dr. Kristy Daniel, Director
Department of Biological Sciences
Phone: 601.266.5841
E-mail: kristy.halverson@usm.edu