Programs : Brochure
- Locations: St. John, Virgin Islands (U.S.)
- Program Terms: Spring Break
- Budget Sheets: Spring Break
Informational Meeting: Monday, October 26, 5pm-6pm, Horticulture 110
Students will tour St. John over spring break to experience its unique culture and landscape. Environmental issues and gardening concerns will be the focus of the trip. As a service-learning component, students will educate elementary students in St. John on a gardening related subject. These lessons will be prepared in Hort 282 (Educating Youth Through Horticulture) prior to departure. Therefore, only students participating in Hort 282 are also eligible to participate in the St. John service-learning experience. This course/experience will be a hybrid program that connects an existing class with a service-learning project.
Program Director: Dr. Cynthia Haynes, email@example.com
Travel portion of course will take place during Spring Break 2016: HORT 494B, 1 Credit
Criteria for Selection: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Concurrent enrollment in Hort 282.
Due to interaction with children, background checks on students may be necessary through ISU’s Youth Programs policies. If required, students must pass a background check to be eligible for the program.
$3,090.00, includes RT airfare, on-site transportation, lodging, some meals, CISI health and emergency insurance, bus to/from Des Moines and Ames.
Out-of-pocket expenses (not included in the Program Fee): meals on your own estimated at: $150; US Passport if you do not already have one (if you are in the College of Ag and Life Sciences, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in 0018 Curtiss to find out how you can be reimbursed for the cost of a passport); $105 Study Abroad Administrative Fee - required by the study abroad center in the memorial union; any other personal expenses (souvenirs, snacks, etc).
The Gifft Hill School (below):
Tentative Travel Itinerary:
March 10 - Travel to St. John; arrive at VIERS for dinner and accommodation
March 11 - Travel to Gifft Hill School; tour school and gardens; observe teachers; visit with EARTH service learners; breakfast and dinner at VIERS; lunch at Gifft Hill School
March 12 - Hike the National Forest and boat ride return to dock; visit sugar mill remains; breakfast and lunch from VIERS; dinner on your own in Cruz Bay
March 13 - Free morning to explore VIERS and nearby beaches; afternoon prepare/practice lessons; all meals at VIERS
March 14 - Tour Agriculture station and private producer in Coral Bay; all meals from VIERS
March 15 - Lessons to GHS students (Delivery); Breakfast and dinner at VIERS; Lunch at GHS
March 16 - Lessons to GHS students (Delivery/Assessment); Breakfast and dinner at VIERS: Lunch at GHS
March 17 - Lessons to GHS students (Assessment); Breakfast at VIERS; Lunch at GHS: dinner (on own) and shopping in Cruz Bay
March 18 - Travel back to Iowa