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Fact Sheet:
Language(s) in which classes are available: English Max credits offered: 6
Minimum VT Class Status required for admission: 2 Sophomore Language Experience required for admission: 0 none
Program Type: VT faculty-led Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Areas of Study: Biology, Culture, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Human Ecology, Marine Ecosystems, Natural Resource Conservation, Sciences, Service Learning, Sustainability, Wildlife Science College Sponsor: COS
Min credits offered: 06
Program Description:

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Hokies Abroad bottom half


Check out this VIDEO produced by a student in the 2015 course (credit: Camron Robertson)!
This course was featured on National Public Radio
Rough budget: 
Hokies Abroad Australia-NZ Rough Budget 2019.pdf
2018 Itinerary (itinerary may change slightly in 2019):  Hokies Abroad NZ-AUS itinerary 2018.pdf
Draft syllabus:  2019 NZ-OZ VT-SUNY Syllabus.pdf


1) Use the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of this page to initiate an application.  

2) Submit a statement of purpose (as a "questionnaire") within your online application.

3) Complete all online forms and questionnaires.  Send requests to two people for letters of references.  Letters of reference can come from university professors, academic advisors, high school teachers, employers, coaches, and supervisors (but not a friend or family member). Reference letters should touch on things such as your academic work, personal maturity, time management, and your ability to handle stress and social conflict.

If accepted into the course, you will receive an email notification requesting permission to charge a non-refundable $500 deposit to your account. This deposit is required to hold your spot in the course. 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session 1 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/30/2019 06/27/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance into this program within a few weeks of submission. Please allow time for review.