Barbuda: Introduction to GIS and Geospatial Field Techniques in the Caribbean

Summer Session — 2012

Come learn about the natural and cultural history of Barbuda, a beautiful, small, low-lying island in the Eastern Caribbean. In this intensive three-week immersion, students will learn extensive field and computer mapping skills using GPS, total stations and air photos as well as geographic information systems (GIS) and image processing of satellite images. GIS is used widely in the natural and social sciences, and has many applications in business and management. So, why not learn field mapping and GIS in a beautiful setting while gaining valuable skills? In addition to mapping, students will have the opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna, soils, archaeology, karstic geology, climate and sustainable development of Barbuda. Students will stay at the Barbuda Archaeology Field Station, take archaeological and ecological excursions (e.g., frigate bird colonies and Nelson's Dockyard in Antigua), and swim in the warm Caribbean next to pristine sand beaches.

Open to undergraduate and graduate students, all majors.

Program Dates

July 27 – Aug. 19

Estimated Total Program Cost

$2,190 (plus tuition for three credits)

Program Fee

$2,150 (includes international airfare, local transportation, housing, meals and program-related excursions)

Additional Costs

Medical insurance ($40), tuition, personal expenses

Courses and Credits

EESC 3750 / ANTH 3445 — Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) (three credits)

Financial Aid / Scholarships

SASA (contact the Student Activities Center, 718.951.5712), student financial aid package (visit the Financial Aid Office, 308 West Quad Center)

How to Apply

Complete and submit the Notification of Study Abroad /Brooklyn College Study Abroad application (pdf) and submit it via e-mail to the International Education and Global Engagement program or in person at the IEGE office, 1108 Boylan Hall. IEGE will follow up with additional information. IEGE will follow up with additional information.

Application Deadline

March 23

More Information

Assistant Professor Rebecca Boger, program leader
P: 718.951.5000, ext. 2159

International Education and Global Engagement
1108 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5189