No ecosystem on the planet is changing faster than the Arctic. Glaciers are disappearing at an alarming rate, altering the environment as they melt. In Iceland—dependent on the sea since the first Vikings settled over 1,000 years ago, and where whaling is still a part of the country’s fisheries tradition—you will experience nature as never before. Over the last few decades, the Arctic has been the region that has warmed most in the world and data confirms that Arctic warming has caused changes to sea ice and snow cover. Scientists have warned that Arctic amplifications may lead to feedback effects that will cause further warming to the planet. The rapid and interactive changes in Arctic climate, biology, and society prompt a number of research questions: How will these changes—from a potential rise in sea level to accessibility to resources that have until recently been hidden under ice—affect the rest of the globe? How are Arctic communities adjusting to these changes? What could we learn from their behavior? How do we develop solutions to the problems caused by climate change? Please see our website for more information
62 Marine Dr, Umhlanga, 4320, South Africa
This semester program focuses on topics such as health communication strategies, prenatal care, access to healthcare, and health education. You will consider how various health paradigms — ranging from biomedical to holistic — and health policies have achieved mixed results in addressing the healthcare needs of South African people. Please visit our website for more information.
194 701 Rd, Chatsworth, 4092, South Africa
This summer program examines the role of education in South Africa in the context of the country’s historical circumstances, contemporary public policy, and social and economic development. Students typically spend time at primary and secondary schools as well as adult educational centers in urban and rural KwaZulu-Natal. Excursion and homestays provide students with the opportunity to compare educational approaches in different locations within the country. Please visit our website for more information.