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.
Hopkins Intersession in Bermuda:
Island Sustainability (2020)*
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.
January 5-17, 2020
Program Info Session
Monday, September 23, 2019
Intersession Abroad Fair
A great opportunity to meet program instructors and alumni and have your questions answered in person.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Hodson 2nd Floor Lobby
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.
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 swim
*Please note that the topic for this course alternates between Natural Science (N) credits focusing on Ocean Science and the Carbon Cycle and Social and Behavioral Sciences (S) credits focusing on Island Sustainability. The information below pertains to the 2020 course:
Students will earn 3 graded Social and Behavioral Sciences (S) credits for the following 300-level course:
AS.271.327.30 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.
$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.
Hopkins Intersession Scholarships: Oct 2 Deadline
Majors in Environmental Science and Studies who apply for the above scholarship and will also be considered for additional funding from the department.
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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.