Program Details

Examine the social, economic, and political impacts of globalization, westernization, and climate change in Oceania.
Location:
Suva, Fiji; Honolulu, United States; Apia, Samoa
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

Examine the social, economic, and political impacts of globalization, westernization, and climate change in Oceania. Enjoy a weeklong orientation in Hawai‘i.

Study in the cradle of Polynesian history and culture. The program is based in Apia, the capital of Samoa. Traditionally considered the cradle of Polynesia, Samoa was the launching point for the wider human settlement of Polynesia, the last region to be settled in the Pacific. In 1962, Samoa became the first Pacific Island to achieve independence as a sovereign nation-state.

Hear diverse perspectives on the human dimensions of climate change and social transitions in the Pacific. Educational excursions include rural Samoa; Savai‘i, Samoa’s largest Island; and Fiji. In each location, you’ll be able to discuss issues with Pacific Islanders themselves. You will be encouraged to compare and contrast issues in Pacific Island communities and to connect meaningfully with a wide array of individuals. You will hear diverse perspectives, particularly in relation to social and climate change.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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