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Newport News, VA 23606
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Spring: October 15
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Tropical Ecology – Fiji

Term To Study: Summer 2019
Application Deadline: Dec 01, 2018
Program Starts: May 14, 2019
Program Ends: May 30, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $5,300
Program Locations: Fiji
Contact Phone: 757-594-7733
Contact Name: Dr. Rick Sherwin & Dr. Michael Meyer
Contact Email:
What is Included: Airfare, accommodations, all meals, tips, international health insurance, and group activities
What is not Included: Tuition (2 credits), travel insurance, and personal expenses.
Snacks at airport.
Program Description

BIOL 422. Field Trip Experience
(Open to any Biology Majors- taking BIOL 211 or higher)

This study abroad course is complementary to materials learned in Biology 430 (a spring term prerequisite for this course). The course includes international travel where students will have the opportunity to observe, and describe biogeographical principles, with emphasis on island biogeography. While in Fiji we will focus our activities on Viti Levu, spending time exploring highlands to islands, beaches to forests. Students will gain hands-on experience with the environment and interact directly with small villages and communities to gain a new perspective of ecotourism, conservation management, and the impact of humans on island ecology.

Quick Facts

Population: 890057
Capital: Suva
Per-capita GDP: $ 4700
Size: 18274 km2
Time Zone: (GMT + 12:00 hours) Auckland

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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Christopher Newport University Study Abroad Office