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  • Locations: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Housing: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Director: Athertina Steinau
Sponsoring College: Perimeter College Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Nassau, Bahamas: Environmental Science Without Borders
Program Dates: May 11 - June 8, 2020
Travel Dates: May 24 - May 31, 2020 | Up to 4 Credit Hours

Program Director Contact Info: Athertina Steinau | Perimeter College Decatur Campus SC-1132 | (770) 278-1392 |

Students interested in applying should click the Apply Now button to login with their Campus ID and password and complete all application components. Because the program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of the application. 

Bahamas: Environmental Science Without Borders In this program, students will develop a knowledge base about their biological and physical environment. We will visit Nassau Bahamas, Paradise Island, and Rose Island. This opportunity will offer real life experiential learning to all students enrolled in ENVS 1401 lecture and 1401 Lab. During this week, students will be exposed to a myriad of environmental applications through hands on learning, scientific observations, guest lectures and/or workshops and other environmental activities. These will be held in locations such as the Primeval Forest National Park, Bonefish National Park and on natural beaches and mangroves with the University of the Bahamas. Excursions may include cultural visits and tours to the islands popular sites, swimming with the pigs and snorkeling to observe coral reefs. (Note: The schedule could change, so this is tentative.)

Bahamas: Environmental Science Without Borders The program's coursework will be held the two weeks prior to travel on the Perimeter College Decatur campus. There will also be a pre-departure information session in April which will cover health, safety & insurance. After returning to Atlanta, classes will meet for one week and take final exams. Class will be finished prior to the Summer 2020 semester beginning. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

May 11-22: Classes on the Perimeter College Decatur campus
May 24: Depart Atlanta to Nassau, Bahamas
May 25: Bahamas National Trust Park
May 26: University of the Bahamas
May 27: Clifton Heritage Site and Primeval Forest
May 28: Department of Environmental Health
May 29: Excursion to Rose Island
May 30: Potters Cay Dock, Straw Market and Junkanoo
May 31: Return flight to Atlanta, GA
June 1-8: Classes on the Perimeter College Decatur campus and final exam


Students will stay in a comfortable, double/triple occupancy hotel with breakfast, private bath, and WiFi included.  Any additions or changes will be located on the website.
Nassau, Bahamas: Environmental Science Without BordersAny student of the University System of Georgia in Good Academic Standing (2.0 GPA) is eligible to apply. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Preference will be given for students of Perimeter College in first or second year undergraduate status.

  • Transient students should visit the Transient Student tab on the How to Apply page of our website
  • International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive up to 4 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for ENVS 1401 and ENVS 1401L. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $2,328.00, PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Nonresident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes:
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Hotel accommodations, double occupancy
  • Program-related travel
  • All ground transportation from hotel to airports, excursions and entrance fees
  • International insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Payment Schedule
February 14, 2020: $250 deposit due
March 15, 2020: $1,078 payment due
Early April 2020: Program cost charged to PAWs
Early May 2020: $1,000 Remaining balance due along with tuition/fees

All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Financial Aid & Scholarships

Georgia State University students may use any financial aid they currently receive for the term they study abroad, including: Pell Grant, Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans and PLUS loans), Perkins Loan, HOPE Scholarship, and other scholarships. Please note: due to federal regulations, these funds are not available in time to use for your initial payments! Georgia State University students may be eligible for the IEF Scholarship and the International Access Scholarship.

Students who:

  • Meet the eligibility requirements
  • Are accepted into a program
  • Pay a deposit by the deposit deadline

will be considered for these scholarships based upon the program application they submit. Visit the scholarship page on our website or stop by the Study Abroad Programs Office for advisement to learn more about other scholarship opportunities & financial aid for study abroad.
Bahamas: Environmental Science Without Borders Students participating in GSU-sponsored programs must complete a Health Clearance upon acceptance to their program. Please print this page to take with you to your appointment. Prior to departure, Study Abroad Programs will enroll students in international insurance for the duration of their study abroad, the cost of which is included in the program fee. The U.S. State Department's website provides important international travel information about health, safety & security.

Students traveling on this program should expect:
  • Sun exposure
  • Hiking & walking for medium to long distances may be required
  • Snorkeling

Required Vaccinations: There are no required vaccinations for this program. Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
Study Abroad Advising

Interested in studying abroad, but not quite sure where to get started? Meeting with a Peer Advisor is your first step in studying abroad! All of our Peer Advisors have study abroad experience and can help you define your goals for studying abroad and point you to resources to make your study abroad experience a success. After you meet with a Peer Advisor to learn the basics about studying abroad, you are eligible to come in to meet with a Study Abroad Advisor during walk-in advising hours. Study Abroad Advisors are here to guide you through the entire study abroad process, from choosing a program and applying to scholarships to making sure you're readjusting to life back on campus when you return. To view our current advising schedule, please visit our website.


Study Abroad Programs Office
Georgia State University, International Center
Dahlberg Hall, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
(404) 413-2529

Perimeter College Office
Clarkston Campus - CA-1305
(678) 891-3230

This program is currently not accepting applications.