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MAY TERM ABROAD: INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

 

This is a remarkable opportunity to take Bio 311D surrounded by the natural beauty of France, an ideal setting to explore evolution, development, physiology, and ecology. With Nice, France as home base, days begin with class lectures followed by some free time in the afternoon. Activities include hiking and observing pollinator ecology at nearby castle ruins, snorkeling to see aquatic ecosystems, and a day trip to Monaco and the Oceanographic Museum. Hands-on learning about sea urchin fertilization and ascidian development takes place at the Institut de la Mer de Villefranche (IMEV), a research station 20 mins away by bus or train, or a seaside hike. In Arles, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the group learns about Roman antiquities and explores the city of Van Gogh. A day trip takes the group to the Camargue, where the Rhone river meets the Mediterranean Sea. Students tour native ecosystems and chat with land managers, observe flamingos and wild horses, and play on the beaches of Saintes Marie de la Mer.

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Sponsored by College of Natural Sciences

Course(s)

  • BIO 311D - Introductory Biology II and
    NSC 119 - International Learning Seminar (Spring)

Academic Information

Students earn 3 in-residence credits for BIO 311D while abroad. Students must take a NSC 119 class during Spring 2022, meets every Tuesday from 2-3pm.

Faculty

BIO 311D taught by Dr. Jennifer Fritz, UT Dept. of Integrative Biology

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students will live in shared apartments in Nice, France near the IES center where classes take place. Apartments are centrally located in Nice with cooking and laundry facilities. Unvaccinated students are required to stay in single rooms and pay a supplemental fee.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2022 Program Fee $3765 (2023 TBD). Includes housing, excursions, administrative and instructional costs, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, local transportation and personal expenses.

Dates:

- May Term
  • Program: May 4, 2023 to June 2, 2023
  • Instructional: May 4, 2023 to May 31, 2023
  • Final Deadline: November 1, 2022

Application Code

355103

Program Coordinator

Jessika Macias

Additional Resources

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Information Session
Information Session

Next Step

Applications open for 2023. Join us for an info session: Tues Sept 27, 4-5pm, PAR 308 & Tues Oct 18, 12-1pm, CAL 419. For questions, contact Jess at jessika.macias@austin.utexas.edu.

Program information above is subject to change