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  • Locations: Ontario, Canada
  • Program Terms: Fall
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/15/2019
Rolling Admission 08/04/2019 08/18/2019

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type General: Faculty-Led Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Fall
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No
Program Advisor: Bene Khoury
Program Description:

Program Overview

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Experience a college course like no other when you step into Owakonze Island for two weeks (approximately August 4-18, 2019 – dates to be confirmed) in the Canadian wilderness. This experience is sponsored and overseen by the Camping & Education Foundation - C&EF. Beginning with a two-day crash course, led by the CEO and President of the Camping & Education Foundation, in canoeing at historic Camp Owakonze. Then, students will travel with two Camping & Education Foundation - C&EF canoe guides for a10-day canoe trip through the pristine pine forests of Ontario. This is the ultimate in experiential learning!
Students will be living in tents during the time they are out on the water and will be staying in dorms at Camp Owakonze before and after the trip (free of charge as the C&EF will provide room and board). Students will be in double-occupancy rooms and there will be two in a tent during the trip. Students should anticipate a very rustic living environment. Swimming skills are strongly recommended.

Note: According the US Department of State website for Canada, anyone with a criminal record (including misdemeanors or alcohol-related driving offenses) may not be able to enter Canada without first obtaining an approval for rehabilitation well in advance of any planned travel. To determine whether you may be inadmissible and how to overcome this finding, please refer to the CIC website. If accepted into this program and you are not permitted to enter into Canada for a criminal record (including misdemeanors or alcohol-related driving offenses), you will be not be able to participate in the program, you will not receive a refund for the program costs, you will be asked to re-pay your UC International scholarship and you will be responsible for obtaining and financing your travel back to Cincinnati from the Canadian border.
The Course:
All students are required to enroll in OLHR 4091 (3 credits) Experiential Leadership -Wilderness Immersion Field Experience during Fall semester 2019, taught by UC adjunct professor Hugh Haller (who is also the President and CEO of the Camping & Education Foundation).

This course will provide students experiential learning in group leadership, management and collaborative teamwork processes. It will also promote self-reliance, compassion for the outdoors and for fellow trip participants. Students will carry out coursework, research and leadership practices in an isolated, team setting. Students will collaborate among themselves on an ongoing basis with opportunities for hands-on leadership activities, problem solving, communication and decision-making throughout three major phases of the course: Planning; Trip Execution; and Follow-up Reflection:
After completing the certificate (15 credit hours), students should be able to:
1) Explain and compare diverse disciplinary perspectives;
2) Demonstrate differences in collaborative processes and how to work effectively in a cross-disciplinary teams;
3) Utilize diverse tools to observe an issue, conduct and document rudimentary research and draw conclusions to broaden their perspective of the world;
4) Illustrate how to synthesize observations into clearly stated problem statements and questions;
5) Describe the personal nature of the creative process and utilize tools and techniques for supporting it.
6) Within a collaborative team, conduct and apply problem-solving techniques to a real-world environmental situation.
7) Analyze, evaluate and execute outdoor activity-based experiences for a varied audience, including at-risk populations.
8) Demonstrate an enhanced leadership ability that includes self-confidence in him/herself, courage or willingness to try new things, ability to self-evaluate and collaborate with others and adapt to varying circumstances.

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Ontario, Canada
Camp Owakonze

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Academic Program and Course Information

All students in this program are required to enroll in   ORGL 4091 - 901, Experiential Leadership - Wilderness Immersion Field Experience for 3 credits for Fall 2019.

This course is part of the Certificate in Experiential Leadership in the Outdoors.
Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Hugh Haller is the President and CEO of the Camping & Education Foundation which is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing young boys and women wilderness experiences that celebrate the love of the outdoors. The Foundation supports two campsites in Montana which teaches self-reliance, teamwork and environmental awareness.  Hugh Haller is also a UC adjunct faculty member in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Living Arrangements

 Students will be living in tents during the time they are out on the water and will be staying in dorms at Camp Owakonze before and after the trip (free of charge as the C&EF will provide room and board). Students will be in double-occupancy rooms and there will be two in a tent during the trip. As this is a canoe trip, it will be very rustic.

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Getting There

There will be a group flight from Cincinnati to Minneapolis and travel arrangements will be made for the students. Dates: August 4-18, 2019. There will be a pre- and post-course discussion as well as a presentation after the trip.

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Program Costs

 2019 Program Cost:  $1,200
This program has been awarded a $350 UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only) to reduce the student cost to $850.

Included in Program Cost:
  • Housing / accommodations
  • Transportation (Flight from CVG - Minneapolis and then C&EF coordinated van to drive to the site)
**If you are not traveling with the group from Cincinnati to Minneapolis, your program fee will be reduced by $300 for you to arrange your own transportation to this location.
  • All meals (except for two travel days)
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • Park permits and fishing licenses
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Camping Gear (packing list to follow)
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Meals for two travel days (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
  • Personal gear (mostly clothing plus a sleeping bag and dry sack. C&EF does have some extra sleeping bags and dry sacs if students do not wish to purchase these).

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently, and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID is 11BCAS000010.

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad.
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety and cultural tips.
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Linda Plevyak School of Education,
Room 511F

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This program is currently not accepting applications.

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