Travel to the enchanted emerald isle of Ireland, the highland glens of Scotland, and the historic and captivating countryside of England while earning six credits toward your college degree! Visit farms, food processing plants, agribusinesses, and natural resource sites while exploring environmental and rural development issues.
Though the course of study focuses on food and natural resources, it also includes visits to many cultural and historical sites throughout the area. You will stay in quaint bed-and-breakfast inns in sleepy hamlets, as well as modern hotels in the bustling cities of Dublin, Edinburgh, and London. You will also visit medieval walled cities, majestic cathedrals, and legendary castles steeped in history.
Dont miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to combine the most exciting educational experience of your college career with visits to places that most people only dream about! At the end of the program, many students take advantage of the opportunity to travel throughout England and other parts of Europe.
Participation may be denied to an applicant whose conduct prior to departure raises doubts that he or she should be allowed to participate in an international experience.
Graduate students will enroll for 4 credits from the above courses, and students may consult with the program faculty members regarding additional courses that may be appropriate. Studnets desiring additional credits or honors work will need to participate in additional research beyond the traditional requirements.
Students will also be required to attend 6-8 pre-departure orientations during Spring Semester 2003. Typically these sessions meet from 6-8 PM on Thursday evenings. All participants are expected to attend these sessions. If you have questions, please contact Dave Hawkins or Michael Woods.
Once enrolled in courses, students will receive a bill from the MSU Student Receivables Office for the Study Abroad program fee and MSU tuition and fees based on the number of credits taken during the summer. Students will enroll in courses according to the MSU summer enrollment schedule. Program fees, dates, and arrangements may be subject to change due to unexpected circumstances.
Aid & Scholarships:
Scholarships are available to qualified MSU students on a competitive basis. Scholarship information is available for CANR students in 121 Agriculture Hall. The Overseas Study Office scholarship is available on-line at http://studyabroad.msu.edu/sahomepage.html.
Selection of applicants is done on a rolling admission basis - that is, applications are accepted and students are evaluated and considered for admission throughout the academic year. However, applying early and meeting the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.
A $100 application fee is required. Students will receive a bill from the MSU Student Receivables Office for the application fee that is applied to the cost of the program and is non-refundable once a student is admitted into the program. A student who wants to withdraw his or her application is required to notify the Office of Study Abroad, in writing, that he or she no longer intends to participate.
Once admitted into a program, a student will be billed for a non-refundable and non-transferable $200 deposit. This deposit will be posted and due on individual student accounts and must be paid by the due date indicated on the bill. It will be applied to the cost of the program. If a student does not pay the deposit by the due date on the bill, the deposit will accrue monthly late charges until it is paid in full. Additionally, he or she may be dropped from the program. It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Office of Study Abroad, in writing, when he or she is withdrawing from a program.
MSU students who are unable to pay the deposit by the due date are encouraged to apply for a short-term loan with the MSU Office of Financial Aid.
This trip will include traveling through hilly areas and some rigour hiking. Students should be in good physical condition, and if they are bothered by heights, they should obtain the appropriate medication.
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