New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism & Human Impacts on the Environment | 2023 Information Session
Ryan Vonderhaar: All right. Good evening, everybody. Welcome in If you are here for the New Zealand Information session on the New Zealand Sustainable tourism and human impacts on the environment. Ryan Vonderhaar: Summer, twenty-three global education program. You are in the correct place. I'm: just gonna wait another minute here to get things started. We got a few other folks uh joining us in the wait room. I'll let in. I would ask if everybody doesn't mind if you are unmuted, if you would check your microphone settings to make sure that you turn yourself on mute. Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh, unless you have a question, always encourage you to come off mute to ask any questions. But if everybody would just start today's presentation uh with their audio on mute, that would be greatly appreciated. Ryan Vonderhaar: It looks like we're about set here. I've got a Powerpoint. We're going to share to get things started and kind of talk through the program. Um, at at any point you have any questions. Please feel free to throw them into the chat. We can get to them at the end. If you got anything really pressing, you can feel free to come off a mute and ask that way. Ryan Vonderhaar: If you just give me one second i'll get things started here.
Ryan Vonderhaar: This info session is being recorded. Ryan Vonderhaar: The recording for this information session will later be posted on the program web page. So, however, you found this program hopefully, you went on the program website web page for New Zealand. You'll be able to find the recording for this info session if you need to go back and reference any of the information we've we're talking about today, Ryan Vonderhaar: or if you want to share any of the info with a friend that's a a pretty nice resource to have. I'll just get my screen shared here. Ryan Vonderhaar: Okay, Ryan Vonderhaar: I'll take a thumbs up in the chat. If you guys can see a Powerpoint presentation in front of you.
Ryan Vonderhaar: If anybody wants to throw one up for me. Ryan Vonderhaar: Great, Thank you. Does you in the chat Ryan Vonderhaar: and a thumbs up in the chat. Perfect. Really appreciate it. Here, Minimize this screen. Okay, So like I talked about before, This is the information session for the New Zealand sustainable tourism and human impacts on the environment uh program really excited to be offering this program once again for this some upcoming summer, two thousand and twenty-three Ryan Vonderhaar: uh you'll see here on this first screen. There's a few uh important dates. Um for you to keep in mind, one would be the program dates. When does this program actually travel? You can see it there May tenth through June. Second Ryan Vonderhaar: Um! We will talk about what that means as far as air airfare and getting there and getting in country and program dates kind of later as we go on. But those are the dates you would need to make sure you have reserved or saved on your schedule for this upcoming summer, if you are looking to participate, and you'll really want to pay attention to that. If you're planning on doing any internships or other type of working, you know opportunities over the summer, You know these are the dates that you need to keep in mind that you will, you know, not, be here in the Us. Because you'll be participating in the program. Ryan Vonderhaar: The other important date Uh, on this page is the application deadline. You can see it right there at the bottom of this title page, that is, January tenth two thousand and twenty-three.
Ryan Vonderhaar: It might feel like it's a long ways off, but it's it's really not as we're entering in here into the middle of October. Uh little over three months uh right at three months away from the application deadline. The reason that I always want to make sure I underline that is, it does seem like It's super far away, but it also takes place right there at the beginning of the spring semester. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um! Ryan Vonderhaar: It's pretty common that we'll have, You know. Some students maybe say that that deadline snuck up on them. Obviously, because we're all busy right at the start of the semester. So great thing that you can do for yourself now is set some reminders, you know, in your calendar. However, you take your notes on just when that application deadline is so that you're not feeling rushed Ryan Vonderhaar: um as we get up against that date. But yeah, January tenth two thousand and twenty-three. That's the magic number you're looking for for when the deadline is to submit your application to the program. The other piece on this slide is the course number enr. Fifty-seven, ninety-seven point zero three. Ryan Vonderhaar: That is the course for the three credit hours attached to this program. Um! Those are summer credit hours, and we'll talk about that more here in just a second. Ryan Vonderhaar: Okay. So couple of important pieces just to get things started. Ryan Vonderhaar: We are still waiting on an official program fee for this program. We actually have a meeting here coming up with our uh in-country provider to talk through kind of the final itinerary uh changes that we're looking to make
Ryan Vonderhaar: um adjustments for this for this next Year's itinerary um, so that we can finally get that program fee published. Um, if you are just joining us right now, I would just ask that you put yourself on mute uh so that we don't, you know, interrupt anybody else's uh listening here to the presentation. Um, Ryan Vonderhaar: I might go in there right? Ryan Vonderhaar: Thank you. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um. So things to keep in mind with the program fee we will have an official number set for this price. We're hoping by late November, so that you have plenty of time before that application deadline to know how much the program is going to cost in that program. Fee Ryan Vonderhaar: everything once you get into the country. Most of that is what we're talking about as far as what's covered. So the experiences, the tours that you you'd be taking part in your transportation to different places on the island. Your uh overnight hotels, your accommodations. You know you're lodging. Why, you're in the country, and then a good portion of your meals. I believe, on this program. All of your breakfasts are included in that program fee, and then a handful of your lunches and dinners are included, Ryan Vonderhaar: while some additional meals are going to be out of pocket things that you'll cover on your own while you're in country. So those are the things that are included for this next year. Um! A change uh for this
Ryan Vonderhaar: uh upcoming portion of the program is going to be that the airfare is going to be on your own. So you're going to book your own airfare in order to participate in this program. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um! The benefit of that is because it's a summer program. You'll actually be able to extend your stay, you know if you actually want to stay longer in New Zealand, or if you want to take another flight over to Australia or anywhere else, really there in the area southeast Asia, you'd be able to extend your own travel if that was something that interested you. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um. Or if you're looking to take advantage of using maybe someone's airline miles to help cover that uh purchase for yourself. Or if you have any deals, you know, on your own that can help you buy those flights as a little bit of more flexibility when the airfare is on your own. So that's one big thing to keep in mind. The program fee covers your transportation in country, your accommodations uh a good amount of the meals, and all of your experiences when you're in country. One change for this next edition is that the international airfare is going to be Ryan Vonderhaar: on your own, so that'll be an additional expense for you to think about Ryan Vonderhaar: um additionally, because this is a summer program. One thing that we always want students to keep in mind is that your summer tuition is an additional expense for you to think about. So Remember when I said those three credit hours that you'll be enrolling, and if you participate in this program you will need to cover those additional, you know, credit hours and pay for your tuition just like you would just like you're doing now in the fall, just like you will in the spring. It's just not, you know not. Every student takes courses over the summer, Ryan Vonderhaar: so we just want to make sure everybody's keeping that in mind that you'll need to pay that additional tuition for those actual credit hours. Okay,
Ryan Vonderhaar: you can find kind of estimates for summer tuition on the Berser's website. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um, You just Sir Uh Google, Ohio, State Versa's office. And just look at uh tuition rates for summer, two thousand and twenty-three You can take a look at that. The thing for you to keep in mind is, if you are interested or are planning on to use financial aid to help cover this program. Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh, you might need to keep thinking about those credit hours, because there's only three credit hours attached to this program. If you're looking to use loans, you'll need to get up to that six credit hour uh threshold for the summer, and if you're looking to use additional forms of financial aid, you'll need to get up to that twelve full time Ryan Vonderhaar: uh minimum, full time status for financial aid. If i'm talking to you with that, and you know, maybe you even need to learn how to submit a cost of attendance. Appeal, Please don't hesitate to reach out to me um after today's info session, and I can get you those next steps Ryan Vonderhaar: additional expenses on top of that. Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh, you'll need to consider meals. Why, you're in country like I said. Most of your breakfast, some of your lunches, and some of your dinners are covered. There will be some meals that you'll need to take care of out of pocket.
Ryan Vonderhaar: We will give you an estimate um for that cost. Once we get the Budget fee published there in late November. We'll also do an estimate on how much you can expect to spend out of pocket. Um on those additional meals that Aren't covered in the program. Fee Ryan Vonderhaar: on top of that passport. Always give this speech whenever we're talking about info sessions and upcoming programs. Ryan Vonderhaar: Even if you're not planning to participate in uh this education abroad program, or even one for this summer, I would definitely encourage you to go ahead and apply for your passport. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um, because you're over the age of sixteen. Once you apply for your first passport, it is good for you to use for the next ten years. Okay, so it'll definitely always be a benefit for you to have that in your pocket. You always want it to be something that you have right rather than not having a passport, and that being the limiting factor that keeps you from participating in an international education program, or even just an international trip on your own. Right, Don't. Let that be the thing that's limiting you Ryan Vonderhaar: to participate, and the last thing on this slide. To keep in mind would be the visa
Ryan Vonderhaar: um. New Zealand does have a visa system. It's an E visa you're able to apply for and get it online, which is really uh terrific. Um! The last time the program ran back in two thousand and nineteen, the cost of that was about twenty-three dollars. So it's not a visa as you would think about it. Uh, maybe more of a long term visa. It's really more of a tax uh for Taurus to come into the country, so it's not a crazy amount of money, but it is an additional thing for you to keep in mind that's about twenty-five dollars if you're budgeting for it right now, Ryan Vonderhaar: if you apply and get accepted to the program, we will give you those next steps. On applying for your visa securing your airfare uh letting you know when you need to keep those things in mind, and when you need to get them knocked out, all of that will be communicated to you. Um, after the application deadline, and we take our next steps on the program. Ryan Vonderhaar: How will you study? Okay? Terrific uh question. Everybody's kind of curious about this, and education abroad. Um is unique in this way. Right? We're trying to get you experiential learning out in the field. Um, working with the geography, with the
Ryan Vonderhaar: plant, flora, and fauna species that you might be working with. Right, We're trying to get you there and looking and interacting with it in person. It's a different way of learning. Uh, there will be lectures, but most of the content will be delivered in the field. It's a very hands on program exploring geology, agriculture, indigenous history, Ryan Vonderhaar: culture uh sustainability through a varied uh array of learning activities on the program uh covering a lot of the content uh will be done in a short amount of time. It is a fast-paced learning environment with good academic rigor. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um. This is an incredible experience. If you talk to any of our program alumni, if you talk to faculty or staff who have run this program before, uh, most folks would say, it is a life changing experience. It's a terrific way to see uh the country of New Zealand. Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh, but the school of environment, natural resources, wants everyone to enter this experience with their eyes open. This is an education abroad that does require a a good amount of academic effort, and and it there is some rigor uh right on your part as the student. Ryan Vonderhaar: So just making sure you're getting into it. This is not a vacation. There will be lectures uh a good amount, Of course, work in country to be done uh that. You'll need to take seriously now on the flip side of that right? Are you gonna be spending all of your time in country studying. No, that's not what we would want for you. That's not the experience, obviously, that you want. Uh, but they just want you to go into it with your eyes open, that there will be work for you to do. Once you get the country it's not just, you know, hopping on a bus and taking a look at whatever the next activity
Ryan Vonderhaar: is, and i'll talk a little bit more about what the course works on the next slide. Ryan Vonderhaar: So for the course work, you can kind of see a list on here of what it's looked like in the past. Um, there's going to be quizzes throughout the program. There's a final exam at the end of the program. There are four modules that are completed in country, and one is completed upon your return Ryan Vonderhaar: some pre departure course work and quizzes uh include getting to know the group. Um. Some activities include creating infographics on different topics, mock town halls, stakeholder meetings, debates, discussions, etc. Ryan Vonderhaar: There is a group project associated with this program. It's an ethnographic interview which focuses on the tourism industry uh throughout the program. You're meeting with vendors talking with locals about their viewpoints and speaking with Taurus, two hundred and fifty Ryan Vonderhaar: uh. There's real methodology, learning fundamentals of ethnographic observation. And also there is an opportunity for you to create your own thesis. If you are coming into the program with your own research interests. Okay, So this is just kind of a list of what uh the content in country has looked like in the past. Ryan Vonderhaar: Okay? And if you've never seen it before. This is the country of New Zealand. Um! This is just a map. It's split into two major islands. This program is going to be um fully located here on what is the South Island?
Ryan Vonderhaar: You can see kind of a list of many of these locations. We're definitely going to be traveling to on the program. Queenstown Ryan Vonderhaar: uh Christ Church up to Nelson. You're gonna get a a pretty good view, and you can even see here on in this range. You've got the mountain range there on the South Island. Um, you're gonna be getting a pretty good view of the majority of the South Islands, so you can feel good about that. Uh, from what you're coming away with, Ryan Vonderhaar: There are two main land masses with a lot of smaller offshore islands for New Zealand. It's actually two thousand miles off of the coast of Australia. So when we think of Australia and New Zealand
Ryan Vonderhaar: um, a lot of people in their heads think Well, they're you know they're that kind of down there together. Um in the ocean. They're not too far apart. But yeah, two thousand miles off of the coast so definitely Ryan Vonderhaar: uh, quite a bit further than I think a lot of folks would picture. It's also much further south. Um! Their fall is is uh pushing into winter uh kind of around the time that we're there. It's really more of if you're dressing in layers, you're going to be just fine. It's kind of like our, you know, kind of mid to late fall as the weather you're going to be thinking of Ryan Vonderhaar: most geologically uh interesting stuff is on the South Island, including their mountain views, vistas and fjords which you'll get to see a ton of while we're there in country.
Ryan Vonderhaar: Okay, we're going to talk a little bit about the modules that you'll be learning about in country. Um geology and glaciation. The South Island is home to a lot of glacial activity. Um, it's also home to the Southern Alps, which were formed through shifts in the tectonic plates. Okay. And we'll talk more about tectonic plates here on the next slide. Ryan Vonderhaar: Okay. So New Zealand sits on the meeting place of two tectonic plates, the Australian and the Pacific. Uh, with one pushing up against the other. You can kind of see that Ryan Vonderhaar: um in that black line there on the top left picture on this slide you can see kind of where those plates push together, which obviously formed uh those mountains, the South Alps that you see there on the island.
Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh, there is some real tectonic activity, and what that comes the positive things like beautiful views, right? The best hiking in the world. Mountains, fiordlands, Ryan Vonderhaar: um, as well as the negative things like earthquakes. Okay, there have not been any earthquakes during all of the years our program has run in country. But one of the first things we do in country is learn what to do in the event of an earthquake. And you'll also do some practicing drills around that Ryan Vonderhaar: and the in two thousand and sixteen. Let's see, there's a photo showing. Ryan Vonderhaar: Okay, yeah, Ryan Vonderhaar: The bottom left photo in this is was taken in two thousand and sixteen, but it pictures um still Ryan Vonderhaar: kind of the effects of an earthquake that took place in two thousand and eleven, so that photo was taken five years after an earthquake. Ryan Vonderhaar: It was devastating, uh, in the area which lies on a blind fault. They've been rebuilding which is happening. But, Ryan Vonderhaar: uh, the knowledge of this fault incorporating sustainable designs really, you know, only had so much of an impact when such a large earthquake comes through. So even if they had, you know, some terrific designs, hoping to help uh counter the impact of these earthquakes, you can still see some of the damage uh that that has happened to many of their structures.
Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh promoted a community response, and you'll notice in the community. There is a real sense of resiliency. Um, and it has it. It's just taken quite a while for them to rebuild. Uh since the last time. But you can also see right the natural impact that earthquakes can have. Uh, there on some of the slides there on the right. Ryan Vonderhaar: Okay, New Zealand has aptly been named the adventure capital of the world, and you can see some of those adventures taking place with the students. Uh, here on these slides. These are all photos from the program, which is pretty cool. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um! During the program we'll spend a good amount of time in Queensland which is referred to as a playground for those who love the outdoors. Yes, we'll be doing um, some canoeing, some ziplining, some hiking well on the programming uh while in the program. Ryan Vonderhaar: But through these activities we're asking you to be thinking critically about what it means for a town to be designed Ryan Vonderhaar: uh, maybe more for chorus than it is for the actual residents. Uh, there. Ryan Vonderhaar: There are some really cool things happening in Queensland with regard to sustainable tourism. We're gonna be meeting with the owner of a tourism company who has a background and environmental education and architecture, who focuses on uh Ryan Vonderhaar: on building his company, sourcing uh responsibly and conducting business in a way that doesn't negatively impact the environment going back to the title. Obviously in the program, you'll be spending a time uh taking critical look at this while conducting interviews with companies, talking to tourists, community members,
Ryan Vonderhaar: and looking at perhaps the gaps that exist between the community support of tourism and its investment in infrastructure. Think of things that maybe did get invested in right, just like Ryan Vonderhaar: uh airports to bring tourists in restaurants for them to eat at. Um, you know, transportation to get them around, but maybe some also infrastructural pieces that have fallen by the wayside. Think about waste management practices, medical fair medical care facilities. Um. So especially supporting its residents, Ryan Vonderhaar: and also going to be learning about the Maori history and culture and country. It's a very important aspect on this program is the understanding and learning of Maori history and culture, both in pre and post colonization, learning about indigenous land management practices, understanding Maori, one hundred and fifty Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh perspectives on the relationship, on their relationship to the environment, living with the environment as opposed to living on or uh from the environment. Looking at the Maori Perspectives, on the Christchurch rebuild process and cultural implications of the rebuild one hundred Ryan Vonderhaar: then exploring, living, and working communities and understanding several several different Maori Ceremonies Ryan Vonderhaar: resource management. Also a big piece uh one of the learning modules on this program. Behind tourism. Agriculture is a huge contributor to New Zealand's gdp
Ryan Vonderhaar: dairy, lumber, and wineries are some of their largest pieces of agricultural uh commerce. Uh, we will spend a good amount of time learning about these industries, and how resources are managed in these context, and what implications there obviously are. Ryan Vonderhaar: We'll also look at extractive energy. Ninety five percent of the country runs on hydroelectricity. Ryan Vonderhaar: You'll see there in the bottom, right corner uh picture here on the slide. There's a pretty big dam that runs there in New Zealand, Ryan Vonderhaar: thinking more on that hydroelectricity you're going to get right up close and personal with a few of these different uh, renewable resources.
Ryan Vonderhaar: You look at a uh at the balance between using land and sustainability. Okay, So how is this similar or different to the way? Uh that? The Us. Looks at these pieces? Um. Especially as restrictions in the extraction industry are loosened. Talking about mining um Ryan Vonderhaar: and looking at how species are managed to protect native ecosystems. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um, You're also gonna visit a sustainable winery, but thinking critically about that. Uh, how can that process really be called sustainable right? When we talk about wineries for those of you who maybe don't know a ton about it. A winery in general is a is not a very sustainable process. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um, especially thinking about how much water it takes just to grow these grapes, and then, obviously uh, not having a great use for kind of some of the side products that are produced while wine um is being created Ryan Vonderhaar: great. Ryan Vonderhaar: Next, we're going to talk a little bit about invasive management and the invasive species that they have there in New Zealand. Aside from a few bat species. New Zealand has no native wildlife. There is a rich diversity of birds uh, many of which are in endemic to New Zealand,
Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh, with no native predators to eat them. Many native birds, including the kiwi uh, never learn to fly or to be able to resist uh predators. European settlers introduced rats, stoats, possums, and the like uh larger birds were also hunted when Europeans first got here. Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh, between predators and hunting. Uh, many of the native bird populations are extinct. About one quarter, really, of the native species have become extinct. Uh, in New Zealand Ryan Vonderhaar: thousands of plants and bird species are threatened to this day. The Government has introduced a campaign to be a predator free uh by two thousand and fifty, so helping to reduce the natural or the predators that um are currently living and wreaking havoc on some of the native populations by the year two thousand and fifty. Ryan Vonderhaar: This involves relocating uh birds to offshore islands uh trapping some mammals, using poison uh V and via bait, as well as uh dumped by helicopters which you can see there on the bottom left side. That's what's taking place to help reduce some of the predator populations.
Ryan Vonderhaar: Um! A perfect example of what you'll be focusing on saving birds is great, right? But at what cost a real highlight is a day of service that you'll be doing with the Department of Conservation learning about how invasive species management can be focused, and what role plants play kind of in that overall idea? Ryan Vonderhaar: Great, So that that's kind of wraps up the learning modules. Kind of that we're going to talk about. As for today, kind of from a big picture angle. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um, We talked about it before, kind of at the beginning, when it came to cost, and for those of you who are joining us late. And I I I mean, still admitting people here, it looks like for those of you who are joining us late. This record uh session is being recorded. Ryan Vonderhaar: The recording will be posted on to the Uh program web page. So if you found us through global education Dot: Ou Um. Just wait a couple of days and you'll be able to go back on there and find a link to this recorded information session, and you can go back and listen to any of the points that maybe you missed if you did. If you were uh joining us a little bit late today. Um! That that will be available to you to reference whenever you need it. Ryan Vonderhaar: Couple of other pieces I just want to cover for everybody at the end of this presentation, Ryan Vonderhaar: thinking about funding the number. One thing for most of the folks on this call is going to be thinking about the Sc Andr: Global Education Scholarship. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um: If you are an Se. Andr Major: Okay, this is one thing that I would definitely encourage you to do head on over to Google you can search Sc: Andr global education. It should be the first link that comes up. If you scroll to the bottom of that page you'll see a link for the Se. Andr Global Education scholarship
Ryan Vonderhaar: that scholarship application is due November thirtieth. Okay. So we're about six weeks out from that application deadline. If you are even on the fence about applying for this program, I would definitely encourage you to do that, Ryan Vonderhaar: and then this is for Sc. And our Majors, as well as any other Cfas majors we may have on the call, would definitely encourage you to make sure that you fill out your Cfa. Yes, general scholarship application. You can find that one by going to Google again. Type in Cfaes scholarship Ryan Vonderhaar: should be the first form that comes up that one you just need to make sure you have submitted before the application Deadline Ryan Vonderhaar: Uh, this slide is wrong for those of you who are just joining us. The application deadline for this program is January tenth uh two thousand and twenty-three. So make sure you got that on your calendar uh, and then the last scholarship that I would encourage everyone on this call to check out
Ryan Vonderhaar: would be heading over to Google and type in Ryan Vonderhaar: for office of International Affairs Ryan Vonderhaar: Global Education scholarship. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um, you're going to pull up a list of scholarships? It should be the first link that comes up. Um! That are called university-wide scholarships. Ryan Vonderhaar: They are what they sound like they're open to any major participating on any program. So if you pull up one of those scholarships on the Oya scholarship page um, it'll launch you into another uh web portal that'll say, global education, common scholarship. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um, This is a new scholarship system that just launched last year. But essentially you're able to submit that one global education, common scholarship form. And it will take your application and apply you to all of I think there's more than ten of the university-wide. Um Global education, scholarship funds. Ryan Vonderhaar: I would encourage you to check out your college's scholarship office to see if there there are any scholarships uh that would follow you to participate in an Snr program. Uh, you can reach out to them and and frame it just like that, and they should be able to get you that answer. Ryan Vonderhaar: If you are interested in using step funds to help cover this program cost, you will just go on to the program web page that i've referenced many times today uh to find that web page once again, you can just go to the Url that's on this Ryan Vonderhaar: uh slide right here. Global education dot usu. You'll go to the Uh search programs, Tab: search for the this New Zealand program.
Ryan Vonderhaar: And then under the New Zealand program web page, you'll see a tab that says financial. That is where you will find the official program cost. Once they are published hopefully by the end of November. Once again, as we said that once we have a program fee published Ryan Vonderhaar: uh that'll be the place where you find it for those of you looking to use your step funds. That financial page is what you will download or print off to attach to your step proposal for your transformational experience proposal. That's that's that uh finances or receipt page that they're looking for. Uh for you to include. So we definitely encourage you to do that Ryan Vonderhaar: if you're just like, hey? I want to definitely learn more about this. I don't know if I'm, you know, totally interested. Yet I don't know if i'm totally into applying and committing to the program. That's totally fine. The best thing that you can do for yourself today is to go ahead and open an application for this program. Ryan Vonderhaar: Um. You can do that by exactly what I just said. Visit that Url type in New Zealand um on any of the uh uh tabs on the New Zealand web page. At the bottom of that page you'll see a gray bar that says, Apply Now that is how you would start an application for the program, and I want to reassure everybody. There is absolutely no commitment Ryan Vonderhaar: um to applying for to participating in this program until you actually pay your one hundred and fifty dollars application fee and hit that submit button. Um on that on that application form. So what you can do today is, go ahead and open an application that flags you on my side to say, hey? So and so is interested. They've opened an application. Please make sure you're emailing them updates as you get a program fee published as we get any itinerary updates Ryan Vonderhaar: so that they can help make their decision. So those are just some pieces uh kind of right there.
Ryan Vonderhaar: With that. I think that that is everything we have. I would love to open up to questions if anybody has anything, Ryan Vonderhaar: and you can see uh Cheryl. Walter is that first last name, Walter. Two hundred and sixty-six cheryl is the global education academic adviser within the school of environment. And natural resources you can reach out to Cheryl if you especially if you have specific questions on the Se. And our scholarship form, she'd be the one to start with Ryan Vonderhaar: um. But if you have any other questions, Cheryl and I uh both kind of work together on this program, and we'd be happy to make sure that we get the right answer for you. That's my uh last name and dot number there at the bottom. Vanderhardt fifteen. Please please do not hesitate to reach out to either of us. If you have any questions um after today, Ryan Vonderhaar: and i'll go ahead and stop. Sharon, Please feel free. Come off mute, or put any questions in the chat. If you have anything else, if you don't have any questions as of today, uh thank you for joining. And once again. This information session will be posted onto the web page if you need to reference any of the info that was shared. Ryan Vonderhaar: Thank you, said Thank you, and chat.