Ecology & Culture in Hawaii

A modified version of this program is in planning for Summer 2022, featuring visits to the islands of Kauai and Hawaii!


Application Deadline: November 10, 2021

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Travel with Dr. Chris Havran and Dr. Michael Larsen to three Hawaiian Islands to explore the ecological and cultural influences that have shaped modern Hawaii. Through practical field exercises and self-guided research projects, you will develop field experience in ecology, conservation biology, and ethnoecology.

We will travel to two Hawaiian islands (Kauai and Hawaii) and explore sites of historic, ecological, and cultural importance. Students will participate in original research and will engage in hands-on conservation and cultural activities.

Any Campbell University student can apply for the program, regardless of her or his major.

(This program is only open to current Campbell students.)


  • ENVS 260 or BIOL 460: Hawaiian Ecology & Culture

*Fulfills lab science core requirement

*BIOL 460 can be a course substitute for Ecology (BIOL 327)

Total of 4 credits: Spring seminar with field lab component in Hawaii

Students accepted into the Hawaii course must attend a seminar during the spring semester. Students will then complete the additional lab component during the field program in Hawaii.

Faculty directors:

  • Dr. Christopher Havran
  • Dr. Michael Larsen

Approximate cost: $3,700 – $4,000

Includes some meals, ground transportation, entry fees, and lodging.

Tuition not included. Tuition for the summer component is not included in the program fee and will be billed to your student account.

Flight not included.

You can apply for financial aid!

Request an appointment with the Office of Study Abroad to receive the paperwork you need before you talk with the Financial Aid Office.

Email for an appointment.