2024 Program Info Session
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: Independent Photo 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 9-10 and 13-16, 2024 9:30 AM-12:00 PM & 1:00 PM-3:30 PM, Academic pre-sessions (camera and software focus) at UCalgary
May 18: Travelling Calgary to Kona, Big Island, Hawaii
May 19: Kona, Street Photography
May 20: Place of Refuge Green Sand Beach
May 21: Captain Cook Catamaran coffee plantation
May 22: Pololu Valley Lapaki and Hapuna Parkis
May 23: Kona City visit
May 24: Hilo, Street Photography
May 25: Isaac Ale Park
May 26: Volcano National Park
May 27: Botanic Garden
May 28: Mauna Loa
May 29: Akaka Falls Waimia
May 30: Hilo, Completing work
May 31: Hilo, Completing work and closing dinner
June 1: Return to Kona for flight home or independent travel
June 2: arrive in Calgary
For a comprehensive program itinerary, please click here
Final assignment for Art 340 and Art 513.
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 $7,319.
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.
Our office administers several awards, including the Global Access Fund (based on a funding-first model where students apply prior to committing to a global learning program) and the Global Learning Award (students apply after being accepted to a global learning program; the amount varies year-to-year as the money is split among chosen recipients). Students may only receive these awards once. Please see the funding page, linked here, for more information.
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.
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.
Student loans: If you qualify for student loans, your program should qualify. Please note that eligibility for student loans is determined by your loans provider.
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 .
Program specific questions
All programs have general questions about how this program will meet your goals (academic reasons, personal interest, career prospects, etc.), how you plan to finance your program and coping skills. This program also has a question from the professor that will need to be filled out.
Note: Because the online application will time out after one hour, we recommend that you copy the questions in advance to work on 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.