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  • Locations: Saint Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: GSU applicants only
  • 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: Good Standing Housing: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Sponsoring College: College of Education Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:
Field Experiences in the Virgin Islands
May 27 - June 3, 2020 | 3 Credit Hours
Program Director Contact Info: Dr. Tracy McKinney | CEHD 803 | 404-413-8455 | tmckinney@gsu.edu

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. 

IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE This course will expose the students to education in the British Virgin Islands as well as the US Virgin Islands. Students will spend 4 days in Virgin Island schools, where they will observe teachers of students with disabilities. Additionally, they will meet with higher education students, families with students with disabilities, and students with disabilities and have discussions related to their experiences. The students will also spend time debriefing about their experiences with their classmates.

IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE There may be a few class sessions prior to departure, where the program's coursework will be discussed, and students will receive important pre-departure information about health, safety & insurance. There may also be at least one class session held after returning to Atlanta for debriefing. Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.

Day 1 - (At GSU) Geographic Orientation, USVI and BVI culture, meet with USVI k-12 teachers
Day 2 - Visit BVI Schools
Day 3 - Visit BVI Schools
Day 4 - Cultural excursion to neighboring island and reflective day
Day 5 - Island tour, traditional Quelbe music and dance class, and visit museum
Day 6 - Visit USVI Schools, Meet with k-12 teachers
Day 7 - Visit USVI Schools, Meet with university students
Day 8 - Visit USVI Schools, Meet with family of individual with disabilities
Day 9 - Travel home

Accommodations

Participants will stay in a comfortable, double-occupancy hotel near the facilities of the host university in the Virgin Islands.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HEREThe program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in education or a related field and who meet all the academic requirements of the College of Education and Human Development. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. Individual interviews may be scheduled upon receipt of your application.

  • 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 3 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for EPY 4790 and graduate students should register for EPY 8790. 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 $2323.00, 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
  • Hotels
  • All group ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
  • Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Payment Schedule
February 1, 2020: $750 Deposit due with application
March 15, 2020: $750 payment due
Early April 2020: Program fee posted to PAWs
Early May 2020: $823 remaining balance due along with tuition & fees for Summer 2020

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.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE 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:

Required Vaccinations: Please consult the CDC's travel page and discuss any recommended vaccinations with your physician.
IMAGE DESCRIPTION HERE 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.

Location

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



This program is currently not accepting applications.