Study Abroad

The College of Health and Human Performance offers several study abroad programs that provide global learning experiences in tourism, recreation, sport management, natural resources and health.

Please be sure to review the Study Abroad Student Requirements.

Click the location of a study abroad program below for more details and contact information. Students interested in study abroad can explore other programs and apply online by visiting the UFIC Study Abroad website (click here).

Greece

Semester: Summer A 2015
Credits: 3

Students will explore the rich history underlying the Olympic Games, organized sport, and their impact on individuals and on communities. During travel, students will gain unparalleled access to sport, tourism, and health organizations, agencies, and museums under the guidance of Dr. Kiki Kaplanidou.

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

To apply, please visit: https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/sas/


London

Semester: Summer A 2015
Credits: 6

“Athletic Medicine: Discoveries Influencing Clinical Practice” will cultivate critical thinking and promote a better understanding of how doctors and their discoveries impact modern clinical sports medicine. During travel (June 1-11, 2015) students will visit medical and science museums and university research labs dedicated to evolution of Sports Medicine under the guidance of Athletic Training faculty. This course is open to all students, but is especially appropriate for Athletic Training, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Science students who are in good academic standing (junior or higher). Students must have completed APK 2100c (or equivalent) and must submit an academic letter of recommendation or instructor approval.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2015


Australia – North Queensland

Semester: Summer A (May 13 – June 11, 2015)
Credits: 6 (LEI 4955/6931: Humans and the Environment – Sustainability)
Cost: $6,668 (undergraduate); $7,164 (graduate)

Program focus is on topics related to sustainable development (sustaining human societies and the natural environment) through educational travel, field trips, active participation, lecture presentations and seminars, and coursework exercises. The goal of this course is using the Queensland, Australia case to integrate the different perspectives of diverse natural, biological, and social science disciplines to improve understanding of relationships between human societies and the natural environment. The impact of humans on natural resources and their sustainable use and conservation will be emphasized.

Click here for more information about the Australia – North Queensland Study Abroad Program

Application Deadline: March 2013

To apply, please visit: https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/sas/


Fiji: Humans and their Environments

Semester: Summer A (June 9-20, 2015)
Credits: 3 (LEI 4955/6931: Humans and the Environment – Sustainability)
Cost: $2,404 (undergraduate); $2,652 (graduate)

Program will examine human and cultural aspects of Fijian ecology and the conservation, preservation, and management of Fiji’s unique system of marine, coastal, and mountain/rainforest natural resources. Students will explore the management and conservation of natural resources with a focus on issues related to human use of plant, forestry, wildlife, ecology, recreation and tourism, and/or coastal/water resources. The impact of humans on these resources will also be emphasized, including a long term historical perspective.

Click here for more information about the Fiji Study Abroad Program

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

To apply, please visit: https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/sas/


New Zealand: Sustaining Humans & their Environments

Semester: Summer A (May 23 – June 17, 2015)
Credits: 6 (transfer credits)

In conjunction with University of Montana and Frostburg State University

This 25-day study abroad program will examine ecological restoration and resource conservation of New Zealand’s North Island through an active engagement in service learning projects. New Zealand is at the forefront of restoring degraded habitat by reintroducing native animals and original native flora after removing animal pests. Students will learn about restoration approaches and how they can lead to improvements in biodiversity conservation and carbon offsetting through classroom lectures and field trips. They will then use their knowledge to assist community groups with long-term restoration projects. The course will include an examination of Maori conservation values and culture and how these social aspects influence restoration outputs.

Click here for more information about the New Zealand Study Abroad Program

Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

To apply, please visit: https://www.ufic.ufl.edu/sas/