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Fiji: Adventure Fiji
Pacific Harbor, Fiji (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost Summer
Fact Sheet:
Academic College: Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Design Language of Instruction: English
Program Options: Adventure Credits Earned: 6
Faculty Leader: Greg Corio
Program Description:

Information

Fiji: AdventureFiji

Join Adventure WV on this unforgettable experience to the Republic of Fiji!  From pristine marine ecosystems with diving and kayaking opportunities, to the Fijian highlands with whitewater rafting and trekking opportunities, Fiji provides students unlimited potential to experience a wide range of nature-based experiences and to investigate the concept of sustainable tourism.
 

Location

City: Pacific Harbor

Country: Fiji

Population: 1,816

Information: Pacific Harbour  was originally developed in the 1970s as a canal residential subdivision offering an alternative lifestyle to urban dwellers. With a mix of locals and expats, Pacific Harbour now serves mainly as a destination for tourists with a focus on adventure.


Places of Interest:
Arts Village
Kula Ecopark
Sigatoka Sand Dunes
 

Academics

This course provides students of all majors with an understanding of both theory and practical applications of concepts surrounding sustainable tourism development.  Through on-site visitations and selected texts and readings, students will explore social, cultural, and environmental impacts of tourism.  Students will also examine the development and meaning of ecotourism, alternative tourism, advetnure, natural, cultural, and heritage tourhism options particular to the Republic of Fiji.  Case students from the South Pacific and other parts of the world will be drawn upon in order to gain a global understanding of issues and practical applications of solutions. 

Geographically and ecologically, this course also focses on developing an understanding of marine ecosystems and interpretation and information strategies in tourism to protect and conserve them.  It includes an examination of marine ecology and impacts from tourism, such as strategies for conserving marine ecosystems through tourism and safe diving and snorkeling techniques.  Students will develop a marine ecotourism project focused on visitor education at the culmination of the course.

Course(s) associated with this program:
RPTR 351 - Sustainable Tourism - 3 credits
RPTR 352 - Marine Ecotourism - 3 credits

For more information, please contact Greg Corio at greg.corio@mail.wvu.edu
 

Faculty

Greg Corio
 

Cost

Total program cost: $6,400 *airfare is not included

Includes:

* 6 WVU Course Credits
* Lodging and Most Meals
* Academic Programming and Excursions
* Comprehensive Travel and Health Insurance

Billing for the summer 2017 programs will occur upon registration into the courses associated with the Education Abroad program in STAR. The payment deadlines for the program will be the same as WVU Summer Semester Tuition and Fees. Registration will occur in mid-April, students will receive correspondence from OGA with registration instructions upon acceptance into the program after the application deadline. All payments are due in full before trip departure. Payments can be made through STAR or by contacting the Mountaineer HUB at (304) 293-4006.
 
 

Misc

Visa Required for US Citizens? No

Useful Links:
How to Apply for a US Passport
 
 


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