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  • Locations: St. George's, Bermuda
  • Program Terms: Intersession
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Notification Start Date End Date
Intersession 2020 10/01/2019 ** Varies by program 01/05/2020 01/17/2020

** Applications must be submitted by 10:00 pm. Study Abroad applicants should note that the deadline indicated here is for Hopkins only; external programs may have earlier deadlines.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Residence Hall
Language of Instruction: English Areas of Study: Earth & Environment, Social Sciences
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: No
Prerequisites: Completion of 1 of the following courses: AS.270.103, AS.271.107, or EN.570.108 Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:

Join us in Bermuda this January at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)! For over a century, BIOS has worked to explore the ocean and address important local and global environmental issues.

Location | Areas of Study | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Intersession in Bermuda:
Island Sustainability

Bermuda - 2019 on boat

Small island nations face significant challenges to their long-term sustainability and in many ways are a microcosm for the sustainability issues faced by the Earth as a whole. This course offers students a first-hand exploration of the real-world issues of food, water, waste, energy, and biodiversity on the islands of Bermuda. These issues will be investigated through readings, lectures, discussion, guided tours, and exploration of the islands’ natural and cultural landscapes. Please note that while based in the same location, the course for 2020 has a different focus from the previous intersessions in Bermuda with different prerequisites.Bermuda - Students Snorkeling

Dates
January 5-17, 2020
 
Program Info Session
Monday, September 23, 2019
4:45-5:45pm
Olin 304

Intersession Abroad Fair
A great opportunity to meet program instructors and alumni and have your questions answered in person.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
5:00-6:30pm
Hodson 2nd Floor Lobby

Location

The program will be based on the beautiful sub-tropical islands of Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory located in the Atlantic Ocean over 650 miles off the east coast of the United States.  Comprised of only 20 square miles of land, it is home to over 65,000 people.  The primary language is English.

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Areas of Study

  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainability

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Eligibility

Students must have taken one of the following prerequisite courses:
  • AS.270.103 Introduction to Global Environmental Change
  • AS.271.107 Introduction to Sustainability
  • EN.570.108 Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Open to all majors
Participants should be able to swimBermuda - 2018 Group

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Courses and Credits

Students will earn 3 graded Social and Behavioral Sciences (S) credits for the following 300-level course:
AS.271.3xx Bermuda: Island Sustainability

Small island nations face significant challenges to their long-term sustainability and in many ways are a microcosm for the sustainability issues faced by the Earth as a whole.  This course offers students a first-hand exploration of the real-world issues of food, water, waste, energy, and biodiversity on the islands of Bermuda. 
 
These issues will be investigated through readings, lectures, discussion, guided tours, and exploration of the islands’ natural and cultural landscapes.  Outdoor activities will involve significant walking over varied terrain and opportunities for swimming and snorkeling, although Bermuda and its local waters are often quite cool in January. 
 
This course will be taught by Dr. Rebecca Kelly, Associate Teaching Professor in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department and Director of the Environmental Science and Studies Program.Bermuda - Research on Boat


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Cost

$3,855. The program cost will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, excursions, all meals, transportation, and international health insurance.

A generous donation from two JHU alumni and funding from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences allows us to reduce the cost of the program.


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HousingBermuda - Classroom

The course will be hosted by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS: www.bios.edu) on St. George’s Island in Bermuda.  BIOS is a world-class oceanographic research facility whose mission is to seek and share fundamental knowledge of the oceans through state-of-the-art scientific research, field expeditions, and comprehensive educational experiences. 

BIOS offers hotel-style dormitories, a cafeteria, classrooms, well equipped teaching and research laboratories, small boats, and large research vessels.  The residential facilities include single, double, and triple rooms with private bathrooms, as well as rooms with a shared bath.


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Application Process

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