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Fiji Study Abroad Program With NOVA and Cousteau

This summer, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) is offering a study abroad course in Fiji exploring marine and terrestrial ecology, sustainable living, cultural values and environmental science across the curriculum. The course is a joint venture between NOVA and Jean Michel Cousteau’s Ambassador of the Environment Program.  

The course is geared toward individuals of all disciplines and designed to increase understanding of ecological concepts and the intimate relationship between humans and the environment. Although there are no academic prerequisites, all participants must be in good health with good swimming skills because students will be snorkeling in the coral reefs.

Students can earn academic college credits or noncredit continuing education units (CEUs). To earn four college credits, which may be used to fulfill the science requirement for most majors at NOVA, students should register for BIO 299. People who do not need academic credit can register for ENVR 1952-01N and earn 5.8 CEUs.

The cost is $2,500 plus air and tuition. To fill out an application form, go to www.nvcc.edu/home/jcaporale.

For more information, contact Professor Jill Caporale at jcaporale@nvcc.edu.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.