Questions about these courses should be directed to the program instructor.
Please note: course descriptions are tentative and subject to change.
Students must take all 3 courses:
Art 513.40: Directed Study (3 units)
This program is open to all majors. Good academic standing is required. Final permissions will be given by the instructor for this program.
March or April (date TBD): Mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by Group Study Programs
May 4-5 and 8-10, 2023 9:30 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Academic pre-sessions (camera and software focus) at UCalgary
May 12: Travelling Calgary to Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii
May 13: Hilo, Street Photography
May 14: Isaac Ale Park, Volcano devastation area
May 15: Kona, Cityscape
May 16: Hilo, Local Focus course base activity
May 17: Volcano National park, Field Trip
May 18: Botanic Garden, 360 VR and macrophotography
May 19: Mauna Loa, Night Photography High elevation
May 20: Kahakai Park
May 21: Black sand beach, 2 hours walk to an amazing natural black sand beach
May 22: Hilo, Local Focus course base activity
May 23: Pu'ukohola Heiau, Historical Culture Hawaii Tour
May 24: Hilo, Completing work
May 25: Hilo, Completing work and closing dinner
May 26: Hilo- Calgary
For a comprehensive program itinerary, please click here
Students in Art 513 will have post fieldwork as assigned by the instructor. Please email email@example.com for more details and immediate answers to your questions.
The estimated cost of the Hawaii Photo Art Group Study Program will include tuition, airfare, field trips, local transportation, accommodations, and meals. The program cost is $6600.
For the full cost breakdown and payment deadlines, please see the program Student Cost Summary.
Important information regarding deposit payments: Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits secure your space in the program and allows payment for logistical arrangements to be made in advance.
International Study Travel Grant: Students studying abroad may be eligible for the University of Calgary's International Study Travel Grant. For more information on eligibility, application details and deadlines please click here.
Faculty of Arts Group Study Program (GSP) Scholarships (for GSP participants) and Faculty of Arts Student Study Abroad Scholarships (for other international programs) - up to 10 awards of $1000 each! Application not currently open. Details to come.
Schulich Student Activity Fund: All Schulich students are also encouraged to take advantage of the Schulich Student Activity Fund (SSAF). For more information, please click here.
Student loans: If you qualify for student loans, your program should qualify. We are able to provide you with a letter confirming your participation in the program for funding purposes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a letter.
Please note that eligibility for student loans is determined by your loans provider.
NEW! Global Access Fund - up to 10 student per year and up to $5500 per person. This "funding first" model allows students to apply by October 28 and know their funding results before applying to a program. Economically disadvantaged students, first-in-family to attend university, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+ students, students with disabilities and visible/racialized minority students are strongly encouraged to apply.
All accommodations will be safe, clean and appropriate for student groups.
This program is open to undergraduate students who are in good academic standing.
After submitting your complete application, please expect to be contacted by the instructor for a brief conversation/interview .
Statement of Purpose
Please tell us why you want to study abroad, why you have selected this particular program (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.), how this program will meet your academic objectives and/or complement your degree, how you plan to finance your program and why you should be selected.
The Statement of Purpose is submitted within your online application (max 500 words).
Note: Because the online application will time out after one hour, we recommend that you compose your statement of purpose in advance in Word to check for spelling, grammar and word count, and then paste it into the online application.
- Download an unofficial transcript from your Student Centre. Click here for a step-by-step guide to access your unofficial transcript.
- Submit your transcript through your online application with your statement of purpose.
Please ensure that you have read the Group Study Program General FAQs thoroughly before applying.
Q: Are students allowed to share photography equipment on this program?
A: Yes, sharing of equipment is permitted. However, the individuals sharing equipment are responsible for any risks or possible damage to equipment as a result.