The deadline to apply for O’Neill International’s spring break study abroad programs is rapidly approaching. For spring 2024, students at O’Neill IUPUI can travel to Berlin, Scotland, and the Cayman Islands. Scholarship opportunities are available to help cover portions of the program and students’ airfare. Applications close on October 1, 2023.
2024 COURSE LOCATIONS
Dates: March 9–16, 2024 | Program cost: $700 (does not include airfare)
Students traveling to Berlin will focus their studies on Metropolitan Development. They’ll study the policy approaches that helped transform the city and Germany itself into a modern economic powerhouse, turning Berlin into the entrepreneurial and innovative hot spot in Europe.
Dates: March 9–16, 2024 | Program cost: $900 (does not include airfare)
O’Neill’s course in Scotland will explore cultural management and heritage preservation. Students will be based in Edinburgh but travel to Glasgow and the Highlands during their trip. The goal is to provide students with a critical appreciation for major cultural institutions that focus on the visual and performing arts, historic preservation/public history, material culture, and international arts and cultural policy.
Class dates: Weekly for the first nine weeks of the spring semester | Travel dates: March 9–16, 2024 | Program cost: $1,500-$1,600 (does not include airfare or snorkel gear)
Students who travel to the Cayman Island will study coral reef restoration and conservation. The first eight weeks of the spring semester are spent developing a project focus. Once students depart for the trip, they spend much of their time underwater, learning about coral reefs, ocean life, and conducting research on distinct and diverse ecosystems found only in the Caribbean.
“When it comes to climate change, people think about our ozone layer, the atmosphere, greenhouse gases—and that’s all important,” explains O’Neil Sustainability major Preston Cloud.
But he says people don’t often think about coral reefs or how many ocean species are going extinct.
“If the coral reefs die, our oceans die,” Cloud says, who attended the trip to the spring 2023 trip to the Cayman Islands.