by Lindsey Cook
University of Georgia
Adventure may have to take a back-seat to academics at Global LEAD, a private study abroad program that partnered with the University of Georgia in 2009.
The university has proposed distinguishing the heart-pumping excitement of some experiential learning activities from more academically rigorous forms of instruction. Currently students at more than 10 universities can earn six upper-level credits for international trips that include cage-diving with great white sharks,
Noel Fallows, associate dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at University of Georgia, has said these types of activities need to be separated entirely from academics by Summer 2013.
“Of fundamental importance to the future success of our partnership is our agreement to separate the adventure activities entirely from the academic component,” he wrote in an email to The Red & Black.