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FACULTY-LED: RM - Canadian Rockies Backcountry Ski Expedition
Banff, Canada (Study Abroad Program)
Program Terms: Spring Semester
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
English
Minimum GPA:
2.5 or by Professor Permission
Coursework Level:
Undergraduate
Faculty-Led Program Status: Full College: Beaver College of Health Sciences
Credits: 3 credits Class Standing: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

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Program Description

Canadian Rockies Backcountry Ski Expedition

This course is designed to build significant ski mountaineering skills through a packed itinerary which includes what is considered to be one of the world's most notable ski traverses, the Wapta Traverse in the Northern Canadian Rockies near Banff, Canada. We will visit the University of Calgary Outdoor Programs, tour the Banff Centre for Mountain Culture, spend a day skiing at world famous Lake Louise Ski Area, participate in an Avalanche Safety Certification Course, and experience a 5-day backcountry traverse of the Wapta Icefield/glacier staying in European style mountain huts managed by the Canadian Alpine Club. Joining us will be a Canadian Mountain Guide affiliated with the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association.

Courses

RM 3545 - Expeditioning in Canada - 3 credits

Program Cost

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 available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

Billable Program Cost: $ 2551

Includes: Airfare, In-country Program Transportation, Lodging, International Health and Evacuation Insurance, Program Events, Meals, and CCS Administrative Fee.

Estimated Additional Student Cost: $200
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: Immunizations and Personal Expenses.

*Non-US citizens may need to apply for a visa before entering Canada.
** Tuition and fees for Fall and Spring semester programs are included in your normal semester charges.  Exact tuition charges are determined by a student’s status by semester and credits to date for their major.  Please go to this link to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status.

Payment Schedule

  Amount Date Due
Deposit $300 Submit with application
1st Payment $1125 12/5/16
Final Payment $1126 1/23/17

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.

Financial Aid

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:
  1. Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Dates

Program Itinerary

The international component of this course will run from 3/10/2017 to 3/19/2017.

Pre-Program Meetings

TBD

Post-Program Meetings

TBD 

Program Leaders

Richard Campbell
Associate Director of University Recreation
campbllrh@appstate.edu

Chris Bartram
College Student Development
bartramc@appstate.edu
 

How to Apply

  1. CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
  2. 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.
  3. PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
  4. 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.
  5. 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 available on (TBD). For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 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 and loved ones (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 01/15/2017 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.



Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
 
This program is currently not accepting applications.