Natural Disasters in Lisbon/Azores
Summer 2018 - Application Now Open!
May 22 - July 6, 2018
June 1-30, 2018
This program is based on geological hazards in the world that dramatically affect life on Earth, with emphasis on plate tectonic hazards, particularly earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, and landslides/coastal erosion.
Students will gain knowledge of the geologic reasons and tectonic settings that produce natural disasters in the north Atlantic Azores islands and continental Portugal, and will subsequently be able to apply these new-found scientific skills into real field situations. Beyond this academic perspective, students will also get to know the Azores and continental Portuguese culture and some of its language, thereby appreciating the real impact that these natural hazards have on people's lives here.
The First two weeks of the program will be spent on the Atlantic Azores Island of São Miguel. The focus will mostly be on Plate Tectonics, Volcanism and Volcanic Hazards. The second half will take place in Lisbon on mainland Portugal. The focus here will be on Earthquakes, Seismology, Tsunami, and Ocean and Coastal Erosion.
Students will learn the theoretical and scientific content of natural disasters in the classroom, and subsequently will be able to apply it in the field, both in Azores and the Lisbon area. Students will appreciate the great energy of the planet to modify the landscapes and greatly affect people. Fulfills GE upper division explorations natural science requirement
All participants are required to register in the following course, offered through the College of Extended Studies (CES):
- GEOL 303: Natural Disasters (3 units)
Isabelle Sacramento Grilo
- Welcome dinner
- Visit to University of Açores Institute of Vulcanology Research and Risk Evaluation
- Visit to Gruta do Carvão - Ponta Delgada (lava tubes)
- Day trip to Fogo Volcano
- Day trip to Sete Cidades
- Day Trip to Furnas Volcano
- Day trip to Serra da Arrábida, Cabo Espichel, Sesimbra, Santana, ending at Praia do Meco
- Visit to University of Lisbon
- Visit to Alfama quarter
- Visit to the Baixa e Chiado
- Walking visit to Museu da Cidade/Lisboa
- Day trip to Cascais (Boca do Inferno), Guincho, Cabo da Roca, Praia Grande, Sintra
- Farewell dinner
, MSc, is a geologist in the Department of Geological Sciences, where she's been teaching for the last 17 years in lower and upper division courses for majors and non-majors, with a focus and expertise in natural disasters and geosciences education for science teachers.
A celebrated educator who brings modern instructional technology to the classroom, she teaches classes like Earth Science, Natural Disasters, and Oceanography. She's part of an on-going project aimed at fostering excellence in the preparation of science students with the New Generation Science Standards, to enhance their knowledge and confidence. She has also given international talks at several universities on the pedagogy of teaching natural disasters, as well as lectures in the San Diego natural history museum.
Her students consistently rate her classes are the "best that they've taken at SDSU" and her evaluations are near the top of her department. Awards received include outstanding faculty award as most influential university professor, favorite faculty award, and student evaluation awards at RateMyProfessor.com.
Isabelle was born in Portugal and speaks several languages. She weaves her cultural experiences and international travels into all her lectures, thereby fostering in students a sense of knowledge of a much larger landscape and a sense of belonging to and respecting a highly active and energetic planet.
PROGRAM FEE, REFUND POLICY, AND FUNDING INFORMATION
$695 Deposit due to Extended Studies (CES) with application
$2,900 Second program payment due to CES by April 2, 2018
$1,095 Tuition due with course registration between April 15-25, 2018
$4,690 Total Program Fee
Included in the Program Fee:
- SDSU tuition
- Activities as listed above
- Three group meals
- Airport pickup and dropoff
- Domestic Airfare* (Lisbon-Azores-Lisbon)
- 24/7 on-site support
- Travel Medical & Repatriation Insurance
*In order to book the domestic airfare, each participant must have a valid passport by March 15, 2017
Not Included in the Program Fee:
- International airfare (US-Lisbon-US)
- Most meals
- Passport/visa fess
- Personal expenses
Program Costs Refund:
- The application deposit is non-refundable for withdrawals after March 15, 2018*
- For the second payment, for withdrawals after March 15, 2018 but before April 2, 2018, there is a 50% cancellation fee
- For withdrawals on or after April 2, 2018, no refunds will be issued
Course Tuition Refund:
*Withdrawals are effective on the date that the CES Faculty-Led Program staff receives written notification from you, the student. Email notification is acceptable.
Funding & Scholarship Information:
PREREQUISITES AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
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- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
- Open to SDSU students, students at other colleges and universities and the general public
- SDSU students cannot be on academic probation (less than 2.0 GPA) or disciplinary probation (expulsion, judicial, or suspension) at the time of application and/or at the time of course registration. The standard CES refund policy for study abroad applies if you are found to be on probation after applying to the program.
- Minimum age to participate is 18.
- After applying and being accepted into the program, all participants must complete BOTH a mandatory pre-departure orientation sponsored by the College of Extended Studies (CES) as well as a program-specific orientation(s) with their faculty leader(s) prior to departure. Details about both will be sent after acceptance into the program.
Summer 2018: Apply by March 15!
Students from majors and minors in the College of Sciences are strongly encouraged to apply!
NOTE: Programs close once the maximum capacity is reached, so don't wait to apply!
- Review the admission and prerequisite requirements and refund policies above. If you apply without meeting the pre-requisites, you will be withdrawn and are still subject to the same refund policies (see above).
- Click on the red "Apply Now" button above to access the College of Extended Studies (CES) online application. Make sure to read the instructions and click "Create A New Account" if you have never applied to a CES program. NOTE: Your SDSU WebPortal password will not work for this account. If you have issues with the log in process, contact the CES Registration office during regular business hours at 619-594-5152.
- Follow the instructions to complete the online application. Pay your program deposit, as listed in "Payment Schedule" above, during the last part of the online application. NOTE: Your spot in the program is only reserved after you successfully submit your payment online.
- An advisor in the CES Faculty-led Study Abroad office will then email you with further instructions within about a week at the address that you indicated in your online application, so make sure to check your inbox and spam mail folders!
FOR MORE INFORMATION
- Click HERE for a list of Frequently Asked Questions about College of Extended Studies (CES) study abroad programs.
- If you would like more information about the application and registration process or have general questions, please contact Amanda Chamberlain, Study Abroad Advisor, in the College of Extended Studies, Faculty-Led Study Abroad office: firstname.lastname@example.org, (619) 594-0540.