Arts and Sciences, Atmospheric Sciences Program, Earth Sciences, Environment and Natural Resources, Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Geography, History, Human Dimensions of Environment, International Studies
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the remote and dramatic wilderness of the world's least-understood continent. Towering icebergs, glacier-draped mountains and waddling penguins are just a few of the wonders that greet you on this experiential program. You'll explore contemporary issues in Antarctica and the adjacent Southern Ocean, and learn how this otherworldly continent is so closely linked with the civilized world.
Antarctica is a wondrous and unique place. It is the "coldest, windiest, driest, highest, quietest, most remote and least understood continent on earth." The South Polar Region has been an object of human speculation for millennia and a prize for explorers, scientists, hunters and geologists for more than two hundred years.
Ushuaia, Argentina will be the port of call, and will also be the site of a coastal hike in the Tierra Del Fuego National Park.
Students will stay in shared hotel accommodations in Argentina and in cruise ship rooms while traveling in Antarctica. All meals and extreme winter gear will be provided on the ship.
Student Programs Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences, Center for Global Engagement
Courses and Credit
This program is cross listed with the Department of Earth Sciences and the School of Environment and Natural Resources. Admitted Participants will enroll in 1 credit EARTHSCI 5790.01 or ENR 5790.01 during AU18 for the pre-departure course, and 3 credits EARTHSCI 5790.10 or ENR 5790.10 for in-country experience.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.75 GPA, take part in a personal interview and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
You are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a TBD program fee. The program fee includes lodging, coursework, all required excursions and field trips and all meals while aboard the ship. It does not cover airfare, some meals in Argentina, your passport, baggage fees (if applicable), the entry fee for Argentina ($160, currently not required), personal travel and expenditures.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time 10 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.