About the Antarctica Winter Program
Imagine visiting the coldest, windiest, driest, highest, quietest, most remote, and least understood continent on Earth and one that is undoubtedly the most fascinating to the human imagination. We will spend 10 days aboard an Antarctica cruise liner to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and another 3-4 days exploring the natural and cultural systems of Tierra del Fuego and the tip of South America. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Students on the Brockport Antarctica program will be traveling with students from Oregon State University and Virginia Tech through the American Universities International Programs consortium.
December is summer in the southern hemisphere, though temperatures will vary considerably.
Top reasons to choose this program:
Read the recent blog posted about this program run through SUNY Brockport http://auip.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/news-brief-brockport-still-accepting-antarctica-applications/
Where else would you have the chance to see huge glaciers rolling into the sea, vast penguin colonies, whales, seals, orcas, icebergs, and more?
Few people ever have the chance to visit the remote and beautiful White Continent. For those of you seeking an adventure - this is your ultimate chance.
Our expedition ship has a fleet of Zodiac landing crafts, which allow us to take daily excursions ashore onto the continent for spectacular scenery and close encounters with wildlife.
Experience 24 hours of daylight - take stunning photos at midnight and spot wildlife at all hours of day and night!
Antarctica has the world's greatest concentration of wildlife in the world. It is perhaps the last true wilderness left on our planet.
Housing & Orientation
During your visit to South America and Antarctica, you will stay in comfortable condo-style accommodations (on land) and cabins (at sea) with the rest of the students in the group. You will get the chance to make life-long friends with others in the group, and our accommodations adds to this experience. If you are traveling with someone, you may request to room with that person for the duration of the trip. All meals are provided during the program.
Fees for Brockport's Antarctica Program Winter 2013-14: $8,750.00 (Undergrad estimate)
Fees for Brockport's Antarctica Program Winter 2013-14: $9,512.00 (Out of state - Graduate estimate)
Budget Sheet for Undergrad Program (2014): Antarctica Win 14 EST.pdf
Budget Sheet for Non-NYS Residents Graduate Program (2014): Antarctica Win 14 GRAD Out EST.pdf
Tuition for 6 credits
Program Acceptance Fee
Pre-departure orientation materials
HTH World Wide Health Insurance
Antarctice Cruise Liner
Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
Additional costs that students are responsible for include:
Various Campus fees** (college fee, technology fee, etc.)
Round trip airfare to Argentina, but a group flight will be arranged.
Books / course pack
Personal expenses and some miscellaneous expenses
Financial aid applies towards fees.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
The cost (and items included in the cost) as listed on the website are subject to change and should be considered estimates. Final budget sheets will be mailed to the student prior to departure and usually upon acceptance.
Students will receive 6 upper-division credits in the subject of Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment upon completion of this course. We encourage students from all majors to apply, as we take an interdisciplinary perspective to examine contemporary issues in Antarctica.
James Spiller, Associate Professor of History, The College at Brockport
Antarctica has been described as the "coldest, windiest, driest, highest, quietest, most remote, and least understood continent on earth". It is also one of the most fascinating to the human imagination. This study abroad course explores the Antarctica and adjacent sub-Antarctic region (such as Tierra del Fuego and the Southern Ocean), including its history, geology, climate, and marine and terrestrial biology. Special attention is given to contemporary legal, psychological, and anthropological aspects of human activity in the region, conservation of ecosystems, and sustainable use of natural resources. Students attend weekly online lectures (delivered by faculty at OSU and the Antarctic Research Center in Christchurch, New Zealand), prepare a field study essay in their area of primary interest, and then participate in a 2-week field study in Antarctica and Tierra del Fuego during winter break.
Click the link for an itinerary for the program: Sample Itinerary - 2012 - Antarctica .pdf
Course Syllabus: Syllabus - Antarctica - 2012.pdf
Winter 2013/14: December 17th -30th (*plus the webcast lectures during Fall semester)