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Changes of Our Chemical World

June 10-20, 2016

This Honors course explores how the chemistry of the land, air, and water has changed overtime. Areas of investigation will include energy, climate change, farming, land, air, and water pollution. Students will learn how the Earth’s chemical changes have impacted the world—by not just reading about and discussing them, but by visiting sites where these changes have occurred. Students will keep a journal during the trip, recording their observations, reactions, and forming hypotheses at the various areas visited. They will present their experiences through oral presentations upon their return. (Honors students only; prerequisite: HONR 1000V)

HONR 1100A Changes of Our Chemical World Field Study (Summer 2016, 1 credit)
Instructor: Dimitri Giarikos, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Chemistry and Physics | (954) 262-8337 | Parker Building, Room 347

Trip Information (Price-Itinerary-Payment Schedule)

Required Documents

If you choose to enroll in the course, please follow these directions:

  • Complete the application and the Release of Liability form.
  • Submit one copy to Dr. Alejandra Parra ( at the Office of International Affairs (Horvitz Building-2nd Floor) with your deposit and copy of your valid passport.
  • Keep one copy for your records.
  • Register for the class with your academic advisor during open registration.
  • Submit payments to Dr. Alejandra Parra at the Office of International Affairs.
Itinerary (Tentative Dates)
Friday, June 10 Leave for Europe, tentatively – Fort Lauderdale or Miami
Saturday, June 11 Arrive Athens around 9:30 AM Greece time
Leave for Santorini
Arrive Santorini around 3:00 p.m. Go to hotel. Experience Fira
Sunday, June 12 Santorini
Travel to old ruins in Perissa and black sand beach
Monday, June 13 Trip to caldera (volcano) Pay fee at site
Visit Oia
Tuesday, June 14 Visit winery and museum
Wednesday, June 15 Leave Santorini, around 9am
Arrive Athens, 10am. Go to hotel, experience Plaka in Athens
Thursday, June 16 Visit Acropolis, the museum, and Agora
Friday, June 17 Leave Athens 9:00 a.m.
Arrive in Chios 10:00 a.m. Go to hotel, experience main town of Chios
Saturday, June 18 Travel to Emporios, Komi, and Cave system in Olympi
Sunday, June 19 Visit mastic areas and museum
Monday, June 20 Leave Chios 7:30 a.m.
Arrive in Athens 9:00 a.m.
Leave Athens for Fort Lauderdale around 12:30 p.m.
Arrive at Fort Lauderdale at 11:30 p.m. US time

Included Services

  • airfare,
  • some transportation to the sites,
  • some breakfasts,
  • shared accommodations
  • Full-time NSU students are eligible for scholarships

and/or tuition waivers.

Not Included

  • regular tuition for summer 2016 course
  • additional meals, gratuities in Greece
  • entry fees to the sites and some transportation fees
  • incidentals

Travel study trips often require strenuous activity that may be difficult for some students. In many destinations, special accommodations are not available. If you may require special accommodations to participate in a travel study trip, please speak with the respective faculty member to determine whether or not you should enroll in this class.

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