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  • Locations: Roatan, Honduras
  • Program Terms: Winter Break
  • Program Cost: Winter Break
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Break 2020 09/15/2019 09/24/2019 01/11/2020 01/18/2020
IMPORTANT DATE INFORMATION: Please note that these dates are tentative.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Mari Keyser
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA Eligibility: 2.5 GPA
Open to Non-KU students: Yes Open to graduate students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills KU Core Advanced Education Goal 4.2 - Culture and Diversity: No
Program Description:

Funding your Study Abroad Program

KU Study Abroad can do personalized financial aid and scholarship advising for students.  Please visit 108 Lippincott Hall or call 785-864-3742 to set up an appointment.  KU students who qualify for financial aid in the form of Stafford and/or other loans, Federal Grants, and KU or outside scholarships may apply the aid to the cost of a study abroad program.  
KU Study Abroad supplemental scholarships are available to KU degree seeking students. Applications are available online. The scholarship application deadline is March 1 for Summer, March 15th for Fall and Academic Year programs and October 1 for Spring, Winter Break and Spring Break programs.
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Application Procedures

All applicants will be required to complete several documents for each study abroad application.  Below is a list of documents that will need to be completed for an application.

        a. Statement of Purpose
        b. Verification of Minimum GPA Requirement
        c. Unofficial Transcript or Advising Report
        d. 1 Recommendation
        e. Authorization to Release Student Information
        f. Student Conduct Verification
        g. Financial Aid Questionnaire

For more detailed information about the application process, please visit our Application Process page.

Program Ratings:
Overall Experience:
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Academic Experiences:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Rianon M Wallace-Demby, Winter Break 2018 Participant
Since Roatan is on a barrier reef, getting to the dive sites required short boat trips; if you get sea sick easily, I would make sure to stock up on some anti-nausea/ motion sickness medication. We also created a group google drive photo in order to share our photos with each other, so that is something to think about too.

Rianon M Wallace-Demby, Winter Break 2018 Participant
What really helped me on the study abroad was the lectures after our dives, being able to discuss what we saw, working directly with the Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, and that the professor brought along an underwater writing pad to write down and point out the specific organisms we were seeing.

Rena Stair, Winter Break 2018 Participant
The most rewarding part of the program was diving everyday with my group. We all built such a strong bond together and experienced a whole new world 60 ft down.