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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 08/30/2020 ** Rolling Admission 09/04/2020 09/07/2020

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Domestic College/School: Warnell
Program Description:

UGA Domestic- Warnell – Labor Day Weekend Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Program Fee: $340
Dates: September 4th-7th, 2020
Credits:  Credit is offered for 1 or 3 semester hours in Anthropology (ANTH) or Forestry (FORS) at the undergraduate level (4270) or graduate level (6270). Refer to the syllabus (below) for more details.

* Field Studies in Conservation (ANTH/FORS 4270/6270) 1 -3 credits.

Application deadline: August 30 - email us if applying after this date for available spaces but our programs tend to fill quickly, so apply now!

Program Location

Imagine having a national park as your very own classroom! We believe everyone can benefit from time spent in nature. Live and study for a weekend inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP). This experiential field-based program is appropriate for students of all disciplines and for anyone with an interest in the natural and cultural history of the Southern Appalachia. More specifically, the course will expose students to a variety of on-going and innovative programs, using hands-on, practical experiences, to explore the scope of human – environment relationships in the most visited national park in the country. The Park is our outdoor classroom and there will be a number of guided hikes, including the high country and cultural trips (including Cades Cove), during the weekend.
The program is open to all students from UGA and from other institutions, and no prior knowledge is assumed. Feel free to email discoverabroad@uga.edu for more information. Also, please review the mandatory program orientation (covering where we go, what to pack, etc). Click here to inquire and/or apply now.

Academic Program

There are no prerequisites nor corequisites and all students in good academic standing are eligible to take the course. Credit is offered for 1 or 3 semester hours in Anthropology (ANTH) or Forestry (FORS) at the undergraduate level (4270) or graduate level (6270). Refer to the syllabus (below) for more details.

* Field Studies in Conservation (ANTH/FORS 4270/6270) 1 -3 credits.

The 4000 level courses are for undergraduate students and 6000 level courses are for graduates and honors students. The following course prefixes can be selected: ANTH (Anthropology) and FORS (Forestry and Natural Resources).

Program Itinerary

Click here for  the sample itinerary for more information.


Housing

For more information about our accommodations and where we stay in the Park, check out Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont.

Program Costs 

Program fee: $340
Program cost includes all accommodations, field excursions, cultural events, transportation, and all meals (except two lunches and one dinner). Tuition (HOPE applies) is additional.
All students (UGA in-state, UGA out-of-state, and non-UGA) pay in-state tuition (at ~$312/credit hour). HOPE or Zell Miller apply.
Download the Estimated Costs for a more detailed breakdown.

Contact Information

Discover Abroad
Room 102, Warnell Building Four
180 East Green Street
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2152
Phone: 706.542.9713
Email: discoverabroad@uga.edu

Accommodations

Please provide information about your disability and accommodation needs by email to discoverabroad@uga.edu at least 6 weeks prior to departure in order to allow time to arrange for accommodations.

 



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Program Reviews:
Brenton Lee Brown, Fall 2019 Participant
Great scenery, waterfalls, wildlife, heritage sites, and hikes

Matthew John Quirey, Fall 2019 Participant
The Smoky Mts Course at Tremont Center is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural history of the Smoky Mountains National Park. Learning this history and discussing the impacts of overtourism and pollution on this delicate ecosystem is an experience I will never forget.

Matthew John Quirey, Fall 2019 Participant
Exceeded my expectations. I am recommending this course to everyone I know who might enjoy it in the future.