Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Split, Croatia
- Program Terms: Summer
- Restrictions: PSU applicants only
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Based at the University of Split on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, famous for its beautiful beaches and location on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, this program examines the key habitats of marine coastal communities. The interconnectedness of the chemical, geological and physical components of these environments that result in the organisms that reside in each system will be explored, as well as the unique suite of characteristics necessary for organisms to survive in each system.
In addition to the biological and evolutionary aspects of coastal biology, this course will also focus on the process of science. Scientists communicate using many forms. Presentations, writing, discussion and critical review are some of the most common means scientists use to communicate. This course will address these forms of communication to help students become critical and independent thinkers, as well as better scientists.
A central theme of this program is sustainability. As part of the course, students will address anthropogenic impacts upon the environment and the cost of responsible stewardship. Science courses historically have left significant ecological footprints as students explore the environment, removing organisms and disrupting habitats. Students will be encouraged to reduce their ecological footprint while in the field, on campus and in Croatia.
Possible in-country excursions will include trips to Diocletian's Palace, the ruins at Salona, and Krka National Park.
Summer: This program will not run in summer 2021, but hopes are that program operation will resume in 2022. Contact the faculty leader or check back for information about future travel on this program.
Regardless of the timing or reason for the withdrawal, the student will be responsible for paying the Education Abroad Administrative Fees. For faculty-led freestanding programs, there is a specific withdrawal penalty schedule.
Education Abroad makes every attempt at keeping the program and administrative costs to a minimum. However, when you commit to participating in a program, Education Abroad begins to make financial commitments on your behalf. In case of withdrawal, the following fees will be charged to your Bursar account
Upon Commitment - 90 Days Prior to Departure: 25% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
30 - 89 Days Prior to Departure: 50% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
29 Days - Departure Date: 100% Program Fee + EA Admin Fee
Following the start of the summer semester, any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar. More information can be found on the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.
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