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Elaina Marinik

My education at Lake State taught me not only the basics of exercise science and health and wellness but prepared me for my future research career. I became involved in national organizations, improved my networking skills to create working relationships, and ended up with an amazing paid internship that turned into a 3-year research professional position at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Now in graduate school pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech, I rely on the knowledge I acquired at Lake State and put it to practice daily while discussing health-related topics in class or conducting obesity and inflammation research in our laboratory.

Elaina Marinik
Exercise Science Alum,
Graduate Student,
Virginia Tech.

Study Abroad

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 27, 2013

DESTINATION:
Africa (South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe)

APPLICATION:
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DESCRIPTION:
Explore the unique ecology, wildlife, and culture of sub-Saharan Africa during a 3-wk adventure through national parks and game reserves. Students will explore the dynamic city of Cape Town, sand dunes of Namibia, salt pans and wetlands of Bo-tswana, and the stunning Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River in Zimbabwe. The dramatic and contrasting ecosystems will pro-vide unique opportunities to explore local culture and observe wildlife. This trip is for the adventurous that are physically fitand ready to camp in remote areas, canoe the Orange River and Okavango Delta, and hike the Skeleton Coast, Etosha National Park, Table Mountain, and Victoria Falls. Be prepared to be amazed by Africa’s natural wonders!

DATES OF PROGRAM:
Spring semester & May 6-28 (travel), 2014

COURSES:
BIOL Elective (3 or 6 cr.) and Diversity Gen Ed (0 or 3 cr.)

PROGRAM FEE:
$4,150 Financial aid available

FEE INCLUDES:
Round-trip airfare
Lodging
2 meals a day
Park admission fees
Travel insurance

FACULTY LEADER:
Dr. Ashley Moerke
Associate Professor of Biology

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
September 27, 2013

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