Today brings with it a new blog post in the insightful 3026 Series. The school on our map?
Allow me to give you a clue, this one from National Geographic:
Any idea? Why, The University of Georgia, of course! OK, ok – so it isn’t obvious, but there is a link between Antarctica and The University of Georgia, and that link is the very cool “UGA Study Abroad Antarctica” program.
Unless you’re a resident of Antarctica, I’m sorry to tell you that you’re not eligible for on-campus study admission at The University of Antarctica, the continent’s only university. But for those itching to intertwine their academic life with discovery of the South Pole, all is not lost! UGA Study Abroad Antarctica beckons! The program is part of The University of Georgia’s Discover Abroad initiative and this year takes place from December 27th, 2015 – January 8th, 2016. Yes, your time of physical presence in Antarctica is a mere two weeks, but there’s more to the program than the field course:
“Students participate in a series of pre-departure online lectures during Fall Semester, complete a research essay in their area of primary interest, and participate in field study during the December Break, which includes a cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula and exploration of the natural and cultural systems of Tierra del Fuego and South America.”
I mean, when you receive a field program that says, “Topics will vary by boat and activities will be dependent on environmental (especially climatic) conditions”, you know you’re in for some adventures! You’ll discover wildlife and glaciers, learn about extreme environments, visit a volcano, and take a seminar on “polar psychology”, to give but a few examples of what could be in-store for you as a program participant. I must agree with what the university wrote on their website – “This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience!”