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Dominican Republic/Bolivia/Uganda Healthcare Experience 2018-2019

If you are selected for one of these programs, you will need to register for BIOL 4726, Cultural Immersion – A Healthcare Experience, and fulfill all of the requirements for this course. These requirements include a journal, a paper about your experience, and an evaluation by your intern supervisor. The cost of the Dominican Republic (DR) course is approximately $1,514 plus tuition, entrance tax ($10) and cost of scrubs. The cost of the Uganda trip is $3,999 plus tuition, and the cost of the Bolivia trip is $2,278 plus tuition. The first payment ($1000) for the trips is due on December 1, 2018.

Price effective through summer 2019 and subject to change without prior notice.


Applications are due to the Biology Department main office (HNS 405) or to Dr. Segura-Totten by 3 p.m. on October 22.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Must have completed at least 24 hours of biology coursework by the end of Spring 2019 semester (Note: should you be selected and subsequently fail a course during the current semester, you will lose your spot on the trip)
  • Must have an institutional (UNG) GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Must be a biology major

BIOL 3332 – Field Ecology & Conservation in Southern Africa

This is a 5-hour, upper division Biology elective being offered during second short session in Summer 2018. Approximately 3 weeks will be spent in Botswana and South Africa. Students will learn the historical, sociocultural, and biological context that influence conservation of landscapes and biodiversity of southern Africa. This region, which includes Kruger National Park, boasts extremely high biological diversity. These opportunities will enable students to become conversant about terrestrial African ecosystems in general, provide them with hands-on research experience and field techniques, and familiarize them with human-wildlife conflicts and measures taken to minimize them in public and private game reserves throughout the region.

There are no prerequisites, but priority will be given to junior and senior Biology students. The cost of the course is approximately $5,300 plus tuition. This includes all flights, meals, lodging, and activities. The application deadline and $500 deposit is due February 16, 2018.

Price effective through Summer 2017 and subject to change without prior notice.

Please contact Erin Barding for more information about the course.


Applications will be completed through UNG’s Center for Global Engagement.

Or contact:
Sadie Foote
Study Abroad Advisor
Price Memorial 104

BIOL 4610 – Tropical Reef Ecology

This one-week course will provide students with first-hand experience in the coral reefs of the Turneffe Atoll, Belize. Students become knowledgeable about tropical ecosystems in general, get hands-on research experience in the waters of Belize, and become acquainted with factors that can adversely affect tropical reefs and how those factors might be minimized. This is a 3-hour course that can count towards the 12 required biology elective hours. The approximate cost for the 10-day program is $2,380, with payments spread over January – March, 2018 due dates.

For More Information

Contact Dr. Nancy Dalman
(HNS 411) if you have questions.

BIOL 4620K – Tropical Cloud Forest Ecology

This course provides students with first-hand experience in the Tropical Cloud Forest Ecosystem near Monteverde, Costa Rica. The course is being offered in the first short summer session of 2019, ten days of which will be spent at the UGA Field Station in San Luis, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Students will conduct field research on a group project of their choosing, learn about aspects of diversity, species interactions, and general patterns of distribution and abundance in cloud forest. Students will also learn about local culture and the history of this unique region, local sustainability farming practices, and spend a day in the internationally acclaimed Monteverde Bioreserve.

The approximate cost for the program is $2,240 plus tuition. 

Price effective through summer 2019 and subject to change without prior notice.

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BIOL 4826 - Food Microbiology in Italy

This 21-day course will include one week of instruction at UNG along with two full weeks in one of the cultural and historic seats of Food Microbiology: Italy. Through a mix of hands-on and instructor led experiences in locations such as Milan/Franciacorta, Florence, Naples/Pompeii, and Bologna/Parma/Modena, students we get an almost unparalleled education in the breadth and depth of Food Microbiology. In this course, students will become familiar with both basic science components of Food Microbiology (metabolism, physiology, biochemistry, etc.), the industrial production of components of Food Microbiology (sterile technique, pasteurization, batch fermentation, etc.), and some of the artisan production of components of Food Microbiology. 

During this process students will experience a culture that spans the entirety of the Western World including historic processes, traditions, and procedures that have led to the development of many of the food stuffs that we take for granted today. From this familiarization, students will gain an appreciation for how much of their world, and nutrition, is dependent on actions of microorganisms with an emphasis on the ability to communicate these concepts to their peers and the general public as a whole.  

This is a 4-hour course that can count towards the 12 hours of required biology electives. As with all study abroad courses, payments are spread out in installments. The program costs will cover all lodging, transportation, entrance fees, and a significant portion of meals. So, come join us with an open mind and an empty stomach as we seek to fill both during this unique opportunity in Italy.

This 21-day course has an approximate cost of $3400 plus tuition.

Price effective through summer 2019 and subject to change without prior notice.

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