Course number ENW330GZ, 3 credits
Through social immersion students utilize journalism and design to uncover and tell stories of our diverse, local and global communities. An empathetic approach to storytelling brings people together, challenges cultural barriers, and fosters authentic understanding of others. This highly collaborative class requires students to live, work, research, and cultivate community relationships together. The class will publish self-reflective field notes, create a multimedia blog platform for storytelling, and host an engaging community event showcasing their work. The location of the immersion changes each time the course is offered, including local, regional and international settings.
Gen. ed: “Z” Cross-cultural experience
Gen. ed: "G" Comparative Systems
Scott Winter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessica Henderson, email@example.com
Enrollment 20 students (applicant selection will be done by the professors)
Tentative Itinerary: January 5th-January 26th 2022
Estimated program fee: $3,500 (excluding tuition*) includes: round-trip airfare from MSP, inter-country and intra-country transportation, course-related excursions, room, board, and iNext travel insurance. Students are responsible for optional entertainment and transportation expenses (including sightseeing), passport, telephone, laundry, and other personal expenses.
Students can choose to do three separate payments for their interim course starting in the fall semester. Students can also use loans by checking with the financial aid office.
*See policies for more information
PRIORITY DEADLINE – APRIL 26th
• After this date, you will receive notice of your application status (tentative approval, wait list, conditional, etc).
• Non-Bethel students will be considered for course participation after the May 4th priority deadline.
PLEASE NOTE: Final acceptance is contingent upon approval from Bethel’s Business Office in the fall. Students with account balances over $2000 in early September will not receive final approval or be allowed to participate in the program.
• Once a course reaches its maximum enrollment students may be placed on a wait list. Students must submit all application materials to be on the course wait list.
• A non-refundable confirmation deposit will not be required until a cancellation occurs and wait list student moves to accepted status.
• The cost of interim tuition is covered for students who are full-time both fall and spring semesters. Students who are not full-time both semesters will need to pay the appropriate interim tuition costs in addition to the stated program fee.
• Students should review individual course descriptions and consult faculty to know exactly what is and what is not included in the program fee.
• Costs listed in spring promotional material are approximate and are based on a minimum of 15 students per course. Every effort is made to operate the program at the stated price. However, the OIS reserves the right to adjust fees due to dollar devaluation, fuel surcharges and general inflation. Final course costs will be set in September.
• Students will receive a payment schedule for their course in the fall. The program fee will be divided into three payments due September 13, October 11, and November 8. (Students taking out additional loans for their program will not be expected to meet those payment deadlines.)
CANCELLATION DEADLINE & REFUND POLICY
• An accepted student must submit in writing their cancellation to the study abroad office on or before September 20th to avoid further penalty beyond the loss of their $150 deposit. Withdrawal forms are available in the study abroad office (CC320A).
• Decisions as to whether courses with low enrollment will be offered will be made on or before September 20th. If a course is not offered due to low enrollment students may transfer to another open course or receive a full refund.
• If an accepted student withdraws after September 20th, they will not only forfeit their $150 deposit, but may be responsible for additional costs. After this date, course instructors and/or the study abroad office begin making payments to reserve airfare, room, board, etc. Even if the student has not made additional payments, money has been spent to hold their position and there may be unrecoverable costs. Depending on the date of cancellation, the entire course fee may be forfeited. If the cancellation occurs after Nov. 15th, the student will be responsible for the entire program fee.