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Study Abroad Trips

Indian River State College offers several study and travel abroad trips each summer providing students with opportunities to earn college credits as they participate in enriching life-changing experiences.

Switzerland: Health and Happiness — May 8-15, 2019

Visit Zurich, Bern, Geneva, and Lucerne, and learn why Switzerland is consistently listed as one of the top five happiest countries in the world. Included in the trip is a special stop at the International Red Cross Museum.

Participants must be 18 years of age, attend periodic face-to-face meetings associated with this trip, and complete all necessary assignments prior to and post study abroad. Course credits for participation may be awarded.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Anne L. Drabczyk at adrabczy@irsc.edu or 772-462-7539.

Program Fees

$3,500. Deposit deadline is November 2018.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are scheduled on select Fridays in room H-109K.

  • September 7, 2018 at noon
  • September 21, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
  • October 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
  • October 19, 2018 at noon
  • November 2, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.
  • November 16, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.


Japan: Urban Environment and Culture — May 20–30, 2019

Visit Osaka, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Hakone, Kamakura and Tokyo. Experience the inner workings, history and culture of Japan while appreciating the blend of culture and technology in all aspects of the Japanese lifestyle. Explore, compare, learn and appreciate the wide range of global, social and cultural differences between the United States and Japan.

College course credit in economics, sociology, or math may be earned.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Maria S. Davis at medavis@irsc.edu or 772-226-2557 or Dr. Rita C. Lindsay at rlindsay@irsc.edu or 772-226-2534 or Dr. Meghan Probstfield at mprobstf@irsc.edu or 772-462-7703.

Program Fees

$4,695 for triple (below 30 years old); $5,055 for twin (above 30 years old). Deposit deadline is February 16, 2019.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.



England: London Fire Service — May 13–20, 2019

Explore London, and spend two days working with the London Fire Brigade. Participants will also visit museums, attend a theater performance and tour historical sites.

College credit may be earned toward the IRSC Fire Science degree.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Alfred H. Williams V at awilliam@irsc.edu or 772-462-7954.

Program Fees

$3,600.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.



Switzerland/Italy/France: Economics, Math and Sociology — May 16–28, 2019

Immerse yourself in the inner workings, history, and culture of four European countries while applying social science and math concepts that influence the United States and European global, social, and cultural points of view. Visit Lucerne and Zurich in Switzerland; Venice, Florence and Pisa in Italy; Monaco; Cinque Terre and the French Riviera, with extension to Paris, in France.

College credit in economics, sociology, or math may be earned.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Maria S. Davis at medavis@irsc.edu or 772-226-2557 or Dr. Rita Lindsay at rlindsay@irsc.edu or 772-226-2534, or Dr. Meghan Probstfield at mprobstf@irsc.edu or 772-462-7703.

Program Fees

$4,109 for triple (below 30 years old); $4,549 for twin (above 30 years old). Deposit deadline is February 16, 2019.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.



Czech Republic/England: International Relations and Diplomacy in Prague — May 16–June 13, 2019

Live on a beautiful university campus in Prague while studying with an international group of students. Learn about global business, diverse cultures and political influences and their impact on the world. Share ideas and knowledge on how to make a better world.

Students will be required to take a college-credit course in business.

Contact

For more information, contact Dr. Herbert P. Ricardo at hricardo@irsc.edu or 772-462-7624.

Program Fees

$4,700. Deposit deadline is September 27, 2018.

Information Sessions

To be scheduled.



Caribbean: Constellations, Celestial Navigation and Mayan Archaeoastronomy — May 26-June 2, 2019

Cruise from Port Canaveral to ports in the Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras and Costa Maya, and learn to identify seasonal stars and constellations—including the Southern Cross and other southerly patterns not visible from the U.S.—and learn the basics of celestial navigation and sextant use. Tour Mayan ruins, and discover Mayan archaeocosmology and rudiments of Maya glyphs, Maya calendar construction, and base 20 counting system; astronomy features of Maya buildings; and the use of MesoAmerican pyramids and other ancient observatories.

Contact

For more information, contact Jon U. Bell, Director of the Hallstrom Planetarium, at jbell@irsc.edu or 772-462-7515.

Program Fees

$1,600 includes IRSC course registration fee as well as all cruise costs, port fees, taxes, tips and planned excursions. Travel to Port Canaveral not included. $250. Deposit deadline is September 30, 2018.

Information Sessions

The information sessions listed below are tentatively scheduled. Please contact Jon U. Bell for confirmation.

  • Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (Hallstrom Planetarium, Main Campus in Ft. Pierce)
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (Building N, Room N-135, Main Campus in Ft. Pierce)


Guatemala: Honors Cultural Experience — June 14–23, 2019

Guatemala, “the land of eternal spring,” is a breathtaking land of magnificent lakes, towering volcanoes and ancient ruins. IRSC honors students will have the opportunity to compare and contrast the political and cultural differences between the United States and Guatemala, while also learning about one of the Mayan civilizations and the diverse Guatemalan ecosystem. Visit Guatemala City, Petenchel, Antigua and Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.

This trip is open to IRSC honor students. College credit may be earned in LIT 1000 Introduction to Literature: Honors or MGF2107 Explorations in Mathematics: Honors.

Contact

For information, contact Sarah Mallonee at smallone@irsc.edu or 772-462-7481 or Carl Clark at cclark@irsc.edu or 772-462-7061.

Program Fees

$1,950. Deposit deadline is December 5, 2018.

Information Sessions

Information sessions take place in Building E-109 on Main Campus in Fort Pierce.

  • September 11, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
  • October 9, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.


Costa Rica: Service Learning and Spanish Language Classes — June 24–July 7, 2019

Students will live with Costa Rican families, attend language classes and participate in cultural excursions and service activities that will enhance the international learning experience. They will visit and explore San Joaquin de Flores, Heredia, La Fortuna and La Carpio.

Student participants may earn course credit in Spanish, Nursing and Interdisciplinary Studies. Courses offered: SPN 1120, SPN 1121, SPN 2220, IDS 1955, HSC 2939.

Contact

For more information, contact Veronica Tempone at vtempone@irsc.edu or 772-462-7704 or Brian Skirvin-Leclair at bleclair@irsc.edu or 772-462-7078.

Program Fees

$3,100. Deposit deadline is March 1, 2019.

Information Sessions

Not yet scheduled.




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