Caribbean/Latin America

 

How to Register

Trip registration is accomplished through the travel tab on the student portal. The button below will take you to the portal where you will choose which trip you wish to register for.

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What’s covered?

When considering study abroad options, it’s helpful to compare fees and consider what is included in the total price. For most study abroad trips, the cost typically includes:

  • Full-service transportation, door to door from Florida Southern to your final destination and back again.
  • All lodging, including on-campus housing prior to trip and throughout your travels
  • Most meals, with a few exceptions. Faculty trip directors share detailed itineraries so you’ll know which meals might not be covered.
  • If your trip allows free time for outside excursions, these are at your own expense.

* Deposit Deadline - Please note that trip space is limited and trips may fill before the deadline date.

** Although some trips are free for Junior Journey eligible students, there is a $100 refundable deposit which will be returned after you complete the trip. All other trips will have a deposit of $500 or more which is a part of the total trip cost.

Upcoming Trips

Bimini

Bimini - Biology

Fall Trip - JJ

Tropical Ecology: Bimini and Sharks
BIO 3316 - 1 Credit Hour
October 10 to October 16
Dr. Langford

Permission from Instructor: This field course will introduce you to the ecology of a tropical region. While ecology can be taught in the classroom, it is primarily a field science. One can describe the effects of fire, drought, predation, or competition in a lecture, but this is no substitute for seeing and experiencing the interactions between species and their environment in a natural setting. This course provides an opportunity for you to be immersed in a field setting and experience the science of ecology first-hand. We will spend the first part of the semester at Florida Southern College learning about the history, geology, and ecology of the tropical area we will visit for the field portion of the course as well as learning techniques for collecting field data. The field study portion of the course will be spent looking at the different environmental and biological factors which structure the plant and animal communities of our field site. Specifically, for this course, we will learn about the sharks (and many other organism we see) of the Bimini field site as we encounter them and we will learn about the role these organisms play in the tropical ecosystem

Junior Journey Cost: $950

Regular Cost: $3100

Deposit Amount: $500

Costa Rica

Costa Rica - Education

Fall Trip - JJ

Costa Rica – A Close Look at Diverse Education
EDU 3998 - 1 Credit Hour
October 10 to October 17
Dr. Bernardo Blanco

Students on this trip will explore the organization of communities and school systems in rural Costa Rica. We will immerse ourselves within the local classroom observing and preparing them to teach English to Costa Rican students and visit rural schools in the province of Guanacaste Nandayure and/or Tilaran. We will also visit two working plantations to ascertain what education might be needed to assist them produce a better margin in their trading of products. There will still be plenty of time to go horseback riding, visit the Arenal Volcano and hot water springs, and spend the day exploring the city of San Jose.

Junior Journey Cost: TBD

Regular Cost: TBD

Ecuador

Ecuador - Multi-disciplined

Fall Trip - JJ

A South American Adventure: Exploring the Inca history and Ecuadorian culture and society
FSC 1997 - 1 Credit Hour
October 10 to October 18
Dr. Garcia

This course will try to explore various aspects of the history, people and culture of Ecuador. It will focus on the rich Inca civilization that flourished in the Andes before the Spanish conquest. In addition, students will stay with Ecuadorian host families and experience firsthand the rich culture, foods and daily life of people in this South American country

Junior Journey Cost: Free**

Regular Cost: $2800

Deposit Amount: $100**/500

Ecuador

Ecuador - Multi-disciplined

Winter Trip - JJ

Andes and Amazon Adventure
FSC 1997 - 1 Credit Hour
December 10 to December 17
Dr. Herbertz

This junior journey is geared toward adventurers. The trip includes hiking through the Papallacta volcanic hot springs as well as the amazon jungle, crossing the Andes, visiting El Pailon Del Diablo waterfall and the Rio Pastaza Canyon, and white water rafting along the Napo River. Along with these activities, students will be exposed to Ecuadorian culture by exploring Quito and the Mitrad del Mundo, as well as Independence Plaza and the Government Palace. In Baños students will visit the indigenous Kichwa community as well as the Amazon Animal Rescue Center in Tena.

Junior Journey Cost: $1100

Regular Cost: $3150

Deposit Amount: $500

Peru

Peru - Chemistry-Permission from Instructor

Fall Trip - JJ

Food and Chemistry in Peru
FSC 1997 - 1 Credit Hour
October 10 to October 17
Dr. Carmen Gauthier

Permission from Instructor - This course will give students exposure to the chemistry, history and environmental impacts of food in Peru. The fusion of multiple cultures in Peru has produced a cuisine that has become one of the jewels of world gastronomy. Students will attend courses at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, tour local food industries, and meet with chefs to understand the unique aspects of Peruvian cuisine.

Junior Journey Cost: Free**

Regular Cost: $2800

Deposit Amount: $100**/500