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2018 BROADREACH C O L L E G E C O U R S E C ATA LO G

JOIN US THIS SUMMER FOR A

closer look at the

animal kingdom

M A R I N E S C I E N CE V E T E R I N A RY M E D I CI N E E CO LO GY


There’s no comparison to real-world field experience. Since 1993, we’ve challenged students to embrace the thrill of real-world learning. We value the idea that complete immersion in global issues and unique cultural experiences enable college students to walk away with a deeper understanding of their interests, themselves and the world around them. Our accredited courses are not like many traditional study abroad programs where you trade one campus setting for another. Instead, we take education to every corner of the planet: small villages, field research stations, into the ocean or under a jungle canopy. Broadreach is an entirely new way to study abroad that’s active, hands-on and authentic. Students emerge from Broadreach with much more than just transfer credits and great memories. They possess deep, applied knowledge of a chosen topic and valuable, field-based experience for their resumes. In addition to demonstrated academic and professional achievements, our alumni also receive the ongoing benefit of meaningful connections with a global community of students, researchers and professionals.

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Course Design Our courses are designed with experience-based learning in mind. Students find themselves surveying lion behavior with their professors on a safari in a protected reserve or observing sharks in their native habitats. We partner with global research institutions, universities and NGOs to give students the experience of working alongside professionals in the field. We participate in rewarding service projects that foster a deeper connection with local communities, and we take time to appreciate the natural beauty and cultural richness that surround us. At every stop, we learn by doing, exploring and giving back.

Academics To meet course objectives, our syllabi blend relevant lectures with dynamic learning approaches until we are completely immersed in a particular topic. In South Africa, we help rehabilitate game species at a wildlife sanctuary. In the Caribbean, we perform conservation research designed to safeguard marine habitats. In Costa Rica, we work in animal rescue centers to provide veterinary care to animals in need. Everywhere we go, we learn by doing, researching, witnessing and giving back.

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marine science


Caribbean Tropical Marine Biology Delve into marine science and discover the vast biodiversity of the underwater realm aboard a floating classroom, lab and home in the Leeward Islands.

COURSE OBJECTIVES This course examines the biology and ecology of tropical marine ecosystems using research techniques and equipment commonly used by marine biologists in the field. Participate in data collection projects and gain a greater understanding of the oceans and marine life through volunteering in local marine parks and assisting in ongoing conservation efforts.

FIELD STUDIES • Learn real-world field research techniques and methodologies • Use reef check protocols to assess coral reef health • Conduct data collection for a coral reef conservation project • Assist with preservation and sustainable development projects • Work with a non-profit on habitat maintenance and restoration

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • 22-day live-aboard sailing voyage • Complete 22+ scuba dives and earn multiple PADI certifications • Island and rainforest explorations

“Going on this program lit new passion in me for not only my future career but the future of the ocean. I can’t wait to move forward with this experience under my belt to new places.” SAGE M., UNIVERSITY of HAWAII

3 marine science credits 6 certifications

15 community service hours

COURSE NO. DATES LENGTH COST

MBT11

June 11–July 4

22 days

$5980

MBT21

July 7–July 30

22 days

$5980

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marine science


Fiji Shark Behavior & Conservation Dive into the biology, behavior and ecological and social importance of these formidable creatures up-close and personal in their own natural habitat.

COURSE OBJECTIVES This course is a survey of the natural history, biology, habitats, behavior, conservation initiatives and ecological importance of sharks. Coursework consists of both academic discussions and field work on shark dives in a protected marine reserve designed to introduce you to the methods and equipment that scientists use for research and data collection.

FIELD STUDIES • Examine sharks from an interdisciplinary perspective • Study anatomy, physiology, animal behavior and conservation • Survey the use of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) • Collect data for the Shark Reef Marine Reserve’s database • Design and conduct your own research project

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Cultural visits to traditional Fijian villages • Kayak down the Luva River • Earn multiple PADI scuba certifications and specialties

“Pictures, videos and words can’t even come close to what you actually see and feel like when in the water with the sharks.” PATRICK G., INDEPENDENCE, OH

3 marine science credits 4 certifications

COURSE NO. DATES LENGTH COST

SBC11

June 10–July 4

25 days

$5980

10 community service hours visit www.broadreachcollege.com to learn more


ecology


South Africa Ultimate Predators Study and encounter the world’s most majestic predators. Observe great whites from a shark cage, witness a feeding frenzy on the great sardine run and go on sunset safaris.

COURSE OBJECTIVES This course explores the realms of ultimate predators, both above and below the ocean’s surface. Come face to face with the sleek form of the great white shark, perhaps Earth’s most successful predator. While living at a wildlife sanctuary, work and learn alongside conservationists, researchers and veterinarians as they strive to rescue, rehabilitate and provide sanctuary for Africa’s endangered animals including giraffes, zebras, rhinos and elephants.

FIELD STUDIES • Practice real-world research methods to study animal behavior • Explore the biology and ecology of South African wildlife • Collect data and perform great white shark field research • Conduct wildlife population surveys • Observe predators in action during the great sardine run

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Cage dive with great white sharks • Observe whale migrations off the coast of Hermanus • Visit an African penguin colony

“I loved the shark dives and safaris! I learned a lot about conservation and increased my passion for animals. I will never forget all the amazing things I learned, saw and did here.” NIKKI M., LEESBURG, VA

3 natural science credits

35 community service hours

COURSE NO. DATES LENGTH COST

UP11

June 9–July 3

25 days

$6980

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veterinary medicine


Costa Rica Veterinary Medicine Gain real-world experience in large & small animal medicine, husbandry, pathology and surgery—all in locations that resemble paradise.

COURSE OBJECTIVES This course surveys practices and career opportunities in various veterinary medicine fields, including the study of different species and their variations in global settings. Field work introduces you to the methods and skill sets veterinarians commonly use for international civil service work, including assisting in routine surgeries, performing phlebotomy and assessing and assisting with ongoing conservation efforts.

FIELD STUDIES • Assist with routine spay and neuter surgeries • Conduct physical exams and behavioral assessments • Volunteer at rescue centers and conservation organizations • Learn veterinary terminology and anatomy

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Go whitewater rafting and zip lining • Hike and explore the rainforest • Horseback riding and farm visits

“We went from primates to dogs and cats and finally farm animals. Not only did we have so many hands-on activities, but we also had great expert mentors who cared about our education.” GERALINE A., UNION, NJ

3 natural science credits

20 community service hours

COURSE NO. DATES LENGTH COST

VE11

June 14–July 5

22 days

$6680

VE21

July 8–July 29

22 days

$6680

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veterinary medicine


Bali Veterinary Medicine The opportunity to work with an array of rare and endangered animals in an exotic locale of rice terraces and rainforests sets this veterinary experience, and you, apart.

COURSE OBJECTIVES During this course, you will gain exposure to the practice of veterinary medicine in a variety of settings ranging from wildlife rescue centers to community clinics. This program introduces the scientific principles of veterinary medicine while encouraging critical thinking and problem solving. You will have the opportunity to care for an exotic array of animals with a balance between preventative healthcare and hands-on intervention.

FIELD STUDIES • Work at wildlife rescue centers in Tabanan and North Sulawesi • Observe spay and neuter surgeries • Perform physical exams and behavior assessments • Conduct a necropsy

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Snorkel with manta rays • Go whitewater rafting and hike to a waterfall • Traditional Kecak Fire and Trance Dance ceremonies

“Throughout this trip I felt like a true veterinarian. I was thrilled when we sat on the small animal surgeries and participated in the post-op care...” KELLY S., DELAWARE, OH

3 natural science credits

20 community service hours

COURSE NO. DATES LENGTH COST

IV11

July 14–Aug 8

26 days

$6780

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HOW TO APPLY Submit Your Primary Application If you are having trouble deciding which program is the best fit for your goals and expectations, give us a call and we are happy to discuss travel itineraries, course design, academic content and field experiences. Then complete our brief online application, pay your application fee of $35 and submit to Broadreach College.

Complete Your Secondary Application Once we receive your completed first stage application, we will email you with a username and password to access our secondary application portal. This secondary application includes a personal statement, academic reference and a university transcript. Once all supplemental materials have been received, you will be notified of acceptance within three weeks.

Deposit & Student Interview After full acceptance into a program, a program coordinator will contact you to confirm your enrollment, conduct a brief informative interview to answer any questions you might have and obtain your $1000 deposit. You may also pay your deposit online. Once your deposit is received, you will have access to our online student preparation portal, where you can access online documents to help you prepare for your program. Our enrollment support team will be your best resource for any questions, comments or concerns you have before your program.


ACADEMIC CREDIT On Broadreach, students are given the opportunity to earn college credits in everything from fine arts to marine science, language arts, and more. All of our study abroad programs are available for credit through Lesley University, a diverse, coeducational university in Cambridge, MA. Lesley has approved all Broadreach College syllabi, course designs, academic instructors, and offers credit-earning opportunities that easily transfer to a student’s home institution. We are happy to work with your study abroad office to ensure a smooth course credit transfer before your final acceptance.

About Lesley University Lesley University was included in the Princeton Review’s “Best Northeastern Regional Colleges“ listings. It has also been recognized by Backpacker Magazine as having one of the top five outdoor education programs in the country.

Transferring Credit At the completion of each course, students receive their grades from Broadreach. Lesley University will provide course credit hour transcripts. Credit can be awarded in your major, as an elective or general credit toward graduation. Students wishing to earn credits that can be applied toward their major should speak with their academic advisor prior to departure. Our academic credit team can provide any additional documentation to individual colleges and universities as needed.


FINANCIAL AID The Broadreach Foundation Broadreach College is committed to providing meaningful study abroad opportunities to a diverse range of students. Through the Broadreach Foundation, we are able to offer financial aid and scholarships to many of our applicants each year. In addition, our financial aid staff will work with you to devise a plan to make your study abroad experience an affordable one. In many cases, your existing financial aid and student loan packages can be applied to our short-term programs. For more information about financial aid and scholarships, visit the Broadreach Foundation website.

Federal Grant & Loan Opportunities • Federal Grants (Pell & SEOG) • State Grants • Institutional Grants • Departmental Grants • Federal Loans (Stafford, Perkins & Parent PLUS) Scholarship Opportunities • David L. Boren Study Abroad Scholarships • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

INSURANCE We require that our participants have travel medical insurance coverage on program and highly recommend plans that also protect your tuition investment. We offer plans from Trip Mate (one of the industry’s leading providers of travel insurance) that can be purchased at the time of enrollment if you do not have coverage.


DIVERSITY & INCLUSION We are committed to fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. We strive to create a positive and welcoming community where all can learn and grow. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent of our students, staff and employees represents a significant part of our culture and meaningfully contributes to the overall success of both our programs and organization. We welcome and celebrate differences in age, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status and other characteristics that help broaden our perspectives and understanding of the world around us. Through travel and global citizenship, we engage with diversity and embrace differences. It is our aim, therefore, that all our employees, staff, students, partners and key stakeholders reflect and embrace these values.

CONTACT US Broadreach College 806 McCulloch St., Suite 102 Raleigh, NC 27603 USA

Phone: (919) 256-8200 Fax: (919) 833-2129 Email: info@broadreachcollege.com


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2018 Broadreach College Course Catalog  

This summer, join Broadreach College in taking a closer look at the animal kingdom on one of our five marine science, ecology and veterinary...

2018 Broadreach College Course Catalog  

This summer, join Broadreach College in taking a closer look at the animal kingdom on one of our five marine science, ecology and veterinary...