University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Office of International Education (OIE) WEB GUIDE

Coral Reefs and Geology of Bermuda

This is the Schedule and orientation page for this program. If you are looking for the program's website, click here.

Flight & Program Schedule

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Mode of transportation: school bus

Meeting Date & Time: TBD

Departure Time: TBD

Departure Location: 845 Elmwood Ave, near Harrington Hall.

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If the "mode of transportation" to the airport for your program is "bus", there is a bus scheduled to take participants from Oshkosh to the airport.

If there is a bus, and if you plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will take the group bus from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. You may request a pickup or end-of-program drop-off in Milwaukee by emailing reinkem@uwosh.edu. If you don't make this request in advance, the bus will not stop in Milwaukee. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.

If there is a bus, and if you do not plan to ride the bus...
your on-line study abroad application must show "I will arrange for my own transportation from Oshkosh to the airport" on the transportation tab. It is then your responsibility to arrange for transportation between your residence and the airport and to arrange to meet the group at the airport. Check your on-line application if you aren't sure what you indicated when you first applied; if the information is incorrect, edit your information AT LEAST two business days prior to your departure.

Park in UW Oshkosh Lot 30 with a Valid UW Oshkosh Parking Permit

If you have a valid UW Oshkosh commuter parking permit (look for the “S” on your permit) AND will be away for one month or less over summer break or interim, you may park in university parking lot 30 (located next to Gruenhagen Conference Center), for the duration of your study abroad program.  You must use one of the stalls that is furthest from the parking lot entrance.  Check the expiration date on your parking permit to be sure that it is valid for the duration of your program. 

Students with “evening parking permits” (also called a night permit) may not leave cars parked in this lot for the duration of their program.

If you don't have a valid permit, you may purchase a temporary permit from Parking Services ((920) 424-4455) in the lower level of Blackhawk.

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TBD

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Past program itinerary for reference only - future itineraries will vary!

August 18 (Monday):
4:15 PM Arrive and Orientation at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
4:30-5:30 PM Snorkeling practice Ferry Reach
5:45 PM Dinner at BIOS
7:30-9:00 PM Lecture 1.


August 19 (Tuesday):
7:45 AM Breakfast at BIOS
8:30 AM Hike to Whalebone Bay (snorkeling) (sack lunch in the field)
3:00-5:00 PM In Laboratory (examine samples collected)
5:45 PM Dinner at BIOS
7:00-9:00 PM Lecture 2


August 20 (Wednesday):
7:45 AM Breakfast at BIOS
8:00 AM-2:00 PM Boat to Arches and Charles Island, Castle Harbour (snorkeling) (sack lunch in field)
3:00-5:00 PM In Laboratory (examine samples collected)
5:45 PM Dinner at BIOS
7:00-9:00 PM Lecture 3


August 21 (Thursday)
:
7:45 AM Breakfast at BIOS
8:00 AM-2:00 PM Boat to Harrington Sound, Howell Island (snorkeling) (sack lunch in field) and visit Bermuda Aquarium, Bailey's Bay (snorkeling)
3:00-5:00 PM In Laboratory (examine samples collected)
5:45 PM Dinner at BIOS
7:00-9:00 PM Lecture 4

August 22 (Friday):
7:45 AM Breakfast at BIOS
8:30 AM -11:00 AM BIOS Bus to caves (hiking and snorkeling) (sack lunch in field)
12:00-2:30 PM Walsingham Park, cave, pond, picked up by BIOS bus
3:00-5:00 PM In Laboratory (examine samples collected)
5:45 PM Dinner at BIOS
7:00-9:00 PM Lecture 5


August 23 (Saturday):
7:45 AM Breakfast at BIOS
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM South Shore: Devonshire Bay and Warwick Long 
Beach (snorkeling) (sack lunch in field), Blackwatch Pass outcrop all via BIOS bus
6:00 PM Dinner OFF BIOS campus


August 24 (Sunday):

7:45 AM Breakfast at BIOS
8:00 AM -12:00 PM Boat to North Lagoon and North Rock (snorkeling) (sack lunch in field)
1:30-5:00 PM In Laboratory (examine samples collected; wrap up and clean up lab; begin packing)
5:45 PM Dinner at BIOS
7:00-9:00 PM Lecture 6: Wrap-up


August 25 (Monday):
7:45 AM Breakfast at BIOS
8:30 -10:00 AM Clearwater Beach (snorkeling) via BIOS bus
10:30-12:00 Visit St. Georges 
1:00 PM Depart for airport
2:55 PM Depart Bermuda on US Airways 825 to Philadelphia (arrive 4:17 PM)
5:30 PM Depart Philadelphia on US Airways 4097
6:43 PM Arrive Milwaukee
Travel back to Oshkosh by bus, arrive ~9:00 PM

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh reserves the right to make changes to itineraries, travel arrangements, hotels, excursions, activities or other arrangements made necessary by factors beyond its control. On certain dates when some attractions or activities may not be available, UW Oshkosh reserves the right to substitute alternate attractions or activities.

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TBD

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Mode of transportation: school bus

Estimated date & time: TBD

Return Location: 845 Elmwood Ave, near Harrington Hall.

Visas & Residence Permits

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U.S. citizens are not required to apply for an entry visa prior to travel or a Residence Permit upon arrival.

 

Health Insurance

See our new "Insurance" page for details.

Emergency Contacts

In a life and death emergency ABROAD

U.S. Department of State Citizen Emergency Center (1-202-647-5225) will relay messages to the foreign Embassy. Embassy personnel may try to locate your student, pass on urgent messages and, consistent with the Privacy Act, report back.

To reach your student directly

If your student is staying in a hotel, use the hotel contact information listed on the web page for your student's program. The Office of International Education cannot give out private residence or homestay phone numbers unless authorized in advance by the student, but we will contact your student for you in an emergency.

To reach someone at UW Oshkosh during office hours (7:45 am - 4:30 pm M-F)

Office of International Education Phone: 1 (920) 424-0775
Jenna Graff: Director, Office of International Education - graff@uwosh.edu
Kelsey McDaniels, Study Abroad Advisor - abroad@uwosh.edu
Emily Hoffmann: Hessen & NSE Advisor - nse@uwosh.edu
Mary Reinke: Program Manager - reinkem@uwosh.edu
Office of International Education Fax: 1 (920) 424-0185
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-1410
Office of the Provost & Vice Chancellor Phone: 1 (920) 424-0300

To reach someone at UW Oshkosh outside of normal office hours

University Police: 1 (920) 424-1216

To reach an on-site local contact, IN AN EMERGENCY ONLY.

There is no need to dial an international code before calling Bermuda. You can dial the number exactly as you see it here.

To reach program leader Eric Hiatt: 1-920-309-5123

Bermuda Biological Station For Research; Address: Ferry Reach, St. George’s GE01 Bermuda; Phone: 1-441-297-1880; Fax: 1-441-297-8143; reservations@bbsr.edu


Orientation

To help you prepare for your travel experience away, we'll begin with an orientation through which we'll share information on topics such as course registration & enrollment, flights, itineraries, housing, meals, emergency contacts, financial planning, program withdrawal, health & personal security, and travel.

Your orientation consists of:

  • required reading materials
  • required on-line presentation
  • orientation quiz submitted to the OIE
  • optional in-person Q&A
  • in-person orientation with program leaders or department advcoates (These may be required or optional, or may not be offered for your particular program; check your program web guide and/or with your program leader for more information.)

The orientation deadline for spring interim, summer and fall semester programs is the 2nd Friday in April.

  • Participants who do not complete the orientation requirements prior to the orientation deadline will be removed from their programs. The withdrawal & refund policy will apply.
  • Share the this orientation with parents, spouses, and/or other family members who may also want to review the orientation. The orientation is open to anyone who would like to participate.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES MAY A FAMILY MEMBER COMPLETE THE ON-LINE ORIENTATION FOR YOU. 

airplanebulletpointIn Person Q & A - OPTIONAL

The date below is what you will enter in the "Orientation" section of your online application!

Following completion of the on-line orientation, participants are invited to attend an OPTIONAL, in-person Q & A session on:

  • Spring Interim, Summer and Fall Semester programs: Sat, 4/8/17, 9:00am-1:00pm, location TBA

Family member attendance at the Q & A session is invited and encouraged. Family members who plan to attend the Q & A session should understand that this will not replace the orientation outlined above. Family members should review the full orientation prior to attending in person.

airplanebulletpointReading Materials - REQUIRED

Before beginning your on-line orientation, review the materials listed below; you will refer to these materials during the on-line orientation. Share these materials with interested family members.

airplanebulletpointOn-line Orientation - REQUIRED

Schedule approximately 90 minutes to focus on your on-line orientation.

To access the on-line orientation

  • Open the study away orientation in PowerPoint.
  • Click on the "Slide Show" tab along the top menu.
  • Click on the "Custom Slide Show" menu item.
  • Choose your program.

airplanebulletOrientation Quiz - REQUIRED

Complete your orientation requirement by submitting this orientation quiz to the Office of International Education by the orientation deadline.

This page was last updated on: September 23, 2016