Dr. Skurky • Phone (970) 247-7536 • EBH 274
Travel Dates: June 3 - 27, 2013
On Campus Coursework: Six hours during March 2013
(Exact dates TBA)
Students in this program will see first-hand the impact of Western globalization on the urban and indigenous cultures of Malaysia and India. This trip will take us to primary schools and universities in Malaysia and India in order to experience the globalization effects upon education. Students will gain insights into the indigenous technologies and life-styles of the people by visiting academic institutions, economic development programs, religious, cultural and historical sites, urban settings and remote rural villages in the two countries.
River and overland travel in the jungle habitat and visits to native villages will help students understand the interconnected ecology of humans, animals, and biosystems of Borneo. In addition, a four-day long trek through the flora and fauna and native villages of the Himalayan mountainside outside of Dharamshala, India will provide students with an ecosystemic appreciation of human functioning in a very challenging ecological niche.
Interactions with the native peoples of the Malaysian and Indian cities and countryside will enhance the students’ cross-cultural experience and provide the students with an appreciation of the diversity of life-styles and worldviews both within and between cultures.
6 Credit Course Offering:
PSYCH 390 - Ecopsychology, Globalization and Change
Grand Total (Best Faith Estimate): $7,300*
Includes tuition (6 credits), lodging, most meals, field trips/treks in jungle and mountains, all transportation (round trip airfare from USA, and in-country train and airfare).
* Total cost for students with Native American Waiver is $6,490.
Nonrefundable Deposit: $3,000 due upon application to FLC Cashier (no later than February 15, 2013)
Tuition: $960** due to FLC Cashier by March 29, 2013
** Students with Native American Waiver pay just $150 fees (no tuition)
Remainder of Fixed Costs : $2,840 due to FLC Cashier March 29, 2013
Out of pocket costs: $500 (This was included in the grand total) Each student will pay for a travel visa, airport departure taxes, some meals and snacks, tips, etc.
Other potential costs: Immunizations, Passport, Travel Insurance...ask Dr. Skurky for clarification.