Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources
The Program: Climate Change, Glaciers, and Water Resources introduces students to Andean Mountain Geography (GHY 3140) and Climate and Tropical Glaciers (GHY 3530) through direct field experience and research activities, readings, discussions, and meetings with guest speakers. Field excursions to Machu Picchu and a 9-day trek in the Cordillera Vilcanota near Cusco will provide an outstanding setting for the study of Andean mountain geography and the impacts of climate variability and change on tropical glaciers, ecosystems, and human populations.
GHY 3140 - Andean Mountain Geography - 3 credits
GHY 3530 - Climate and Tropical Glaciers - 3 credits
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Billable Program Cost: $ 3450.00
Includes: Airfare, In-country Program Transportation, Lodging, International Health and Evacuation Insurance, Program Events, Meals, and CCS Administrative Fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 150.00 – 250.00
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: Immunizations and Personal Expenses.
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link
and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 6/12/2018 to 6/27/18.
Two pre-program meetings, dates and times TBD.
Dr. Baker Perry
Geography Department; Graduate Program Director & Associate Professor
Dr. Perry is Graduate Program Director and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Planning at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography (Climatology) from the University of North Carolina and his research interests include precipitation formation in mountains, snow and ice, and precipitation-glacier-climate interactions. Perry serves as the Principal Investigator on a grant (2014-2019) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate precipitation in the tropical Andes Mountains and has led or co-led interdisciplinary research and education expeditions to the Cordillera Vilcanota (Peru) since 2009. He also serves as co-Principal Investigator on an NSF P2C2 (Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change) grant (2016-2019) to investigate tropical Andean snow and ice chemistry to improve paleoclimatic reconstruction and enhance climate prediction. Perry has directed or co-directed 13 summer study abroad programs in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru since 1999.
Senior Lecturer, Watauga Residential College
Patience Harrison Perry adopted the motto, "live to learn, learn to live." She enjoys grueling physical activity and dirt under her finger nails. Her academic interests explore Ecopsychology, Expressive Arts Therapy, Holistic Health and Wellness, Somatic Practice, Play, Indigenous Peoples, Biculturalism, and Spirituality. Pursuing these passions, Patience has volunteered and traveled in 16 countries while working with tribes in: South and East Africa, the Andes Mountains in South America, and the North American Southwest. Today she serves as a Faculty Member in Watauga Residential College at Appalachian State University. She offers summer study-abroad & study-away courses regularly. Patience is a certified fitness instructor (AFFA), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCE) and Expressive Art Therapist (EXA) with a BA from Duke University (1996) and a MA from Appalachian State University (2004). Her art and essays have been published in Headwaters: Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts Therapy (2011, 2007, 2005, & 2004). Additionally, she is a contributor in: Sourcebook of Expressive Arts Therapy (2007). And Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank about Faith, (White Cloud Press, 2013).
How to Apply
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, credit card, or money order.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 4 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 03/15/2018 at the latest.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.