Antarctica Winter Program

Imagine visiting the coldest, windiest, driest, highest, quietest, most remote, and least understood continent on Earth, the one that is undoubtedly the most fascinating to the human imagination: Antarctica. THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE. 

Student in Antarctica

The Antarctica program offers online courses during the Fall and a field component in December. 


Dartmouth is partnering with The College at Brockport, State University of New York to offer an online course followed by field seminar in Antarctica.

Two Dartmouth transfer credits are available through Dartmouth's Environmental Studies Program.

Students attend mandatory weekly lectures during the Fall (available anywhere via webcast), prepare a research essay in the area of their primary interest, and then participate in a two-week field study in Antarctica and Ushuaia, Argentina.

During the field study students spend 10 days aboard an Antarctica cruise liner to explore the Antarctic Peninsula and another 3-4 days exploring the natural and cultural systems of Tierra del Fuego and the tip of South America. December is summer in the southern hemisphere, though temperatures will vary considerably. Students on the Brockport Antarctica program travel with students from Oregon State University and Virginia Tech through the American Universities International Programs consortium.

The application deadline for the Fall 2018 program is yet to be determined, but is usually is June preceeding the fall program. Check with the Registrar's Office for approval of transfer credit. 

The cost of the program includes tuition, weekly fall webcast lectures, transcript, program acceptance, fee, pre-departure orientation materials, all accommodations, most meals, group activities, in-country transportation and expedition cruise. Field study in Antarctica is scheduled for mid to late December.  

Read an article written by Diana Wise '15 who participated in the 2014 Antarctica program. 



The application deadline for Fall 2018 is TBD.

For complete details, visit the SUNY Brockport Antarctic Winter Program website

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