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SAO Faculty Led Program: GLBL 298: Sustainability in the Bahamas (winter)
Eleuthera, Bahamas (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Winter Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Winter Break
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Illinois Sponsor:
LAS, Study Abroad Office (campus-wide)
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Program Description:
glbl bahamas
The College of LAS and the Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange Office present
a Fall/Winter Faculty-Led Program:

GLBL 298: Sustainability in the Bahamas and in the Midwest
Eleuthera, Bahamas

On-campus meetings: Begin 2nd 8 weeks of Fall 2016 term, Wednesdays 5:00-6:50pm
Program Dates Abroad: January 2 - 14, 2017
NEW Application Deadline: September 25, 2016


Course Description

You will study at the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI), one of the premier field schools and biological research stations in the Caribbean. CEI is the ideal location from which to approach the rich biology, history, and social complexity of the Bahamas, and the challenges to human life on island ecosystems where resources, such as freshwater and agricultural products, are limited. The framework of sustainability thus provides the context through which you will seek to understand the many challenges that face the inhabitants of Eleuthera.

The island of Eleuthera will provide you with a window into the sustainability challenges to human development and quality of life faced throughout the developing world. 

Brian Allan
Faculty Leader Bio
Dr. Brian Allan’s scientific research combines interests in the ecology of infectious diseases, conservation biology, and the influence of global change on human and animal health. He is also interested in topics in sustainability as they relate to conservation and health objectives.

Group Flight: As part of the Program Fee, the Office of Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) will organize a group flight for this course, as long as there are more than 10 participants.  The group flight is MANDATORY.  All group flights will be departing from and arriving at Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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General Study Abroad Information
Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $100 study abroad systems fee by clicking Apply Now and logging in.
All of the application process can be completed online.
All faculty-led program applications require at minimum:
  • 5 short answer personal essay questions (max of 200 words each)
  • Passport photocopy OR receipt as proof of application for a new or renewed passport (passport must be valid)
  • Unofficial Illinois transcript (not required for first semester freshmen)
  • A few short questionnaires and signature documents 
*It is at the program leader’s discretion to require an interview as part of the application process. 

Program Academics & Eligibility

GLBL 298 = 3 credits

Application Requirements:  Illinois undergraduates

Language of Instruction: English

*Program dates and fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

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Housing & Meals

Housing: At the Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI)

Meals: All meals (except during travel days) will be provided by CEI

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Program Fee
If the Illinois Abroad Office nominates or accepts you to the study abroad program you have applied for, you will have 1 week to change your status of accepted to committed. If you withdraw after committing to the program, there is a non-refundable $300 withdrawal fee. Depending on when you withdraw, there could also be additional non-refundable fees. 

2016-17 estimated PROGRAM FEE: TBD
2015-16 estimated Program Fee: $3,435 (based on 18 committed students-see below for overall total)

*Fees are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuations and the number of participants.

Total cost is ESTIMATED and is BEFORE scholarships.

Program Fee Includes: Round-trip airfare, on-site transportation, housing and meals, local instruction costs, program excursions, and international insurance

Program Fee Does NOT Include: Personal expenses (est. $200), Divers' Alert Network insurance ($35), passport & visa fees (if applicable)

2016-17 estimated TOTAL including off-budget expenses and Program Fee: TBD
2015-16 estimated TOTAL including off-budget expenses and Program Fee: $3,670 (based on 18 committed students)

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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for the GLBL 298 course:
All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences receive a scholarship toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination. Non-LAS students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities. 

You should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, click here.  

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Contact Information

For any questions you may have or for more detailed information on the program, please contact Professor Brian Allan in Department of Entomology if you are interested in the course or a program assistant in the Office of Illinois Abroad & Global Exchange (IAGE). The Office of IAGE is located at:


910 S. Fifth Street
124 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820

Hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  We are closed on holidays and when classes are not in session.

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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.