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Study Abroad Information for Current Linfield Students

January Term Abroad

ECON-398  Island Economics: Resource and Development Economics in Tahiti

Examine the economic development paths and experiences of Hawaii and French Polynesia, with special emphasis on natural resources, tourism, and food systems. Compare how the economies of Hawaii and French Polynesia diverged and how their relative colonial experiences affected the evolution of each region’s economy. Explore how integration into the global economy affected the Hawaiian and Tahitian cultures and assess the positive and negative effects of that integration.

Prerequisite: ECON 210. Fall semester prior to JT '19 departure, students will be required to enroll and participate in the IDST 098 Orientation to International Study (1 credit).

Faculty: Professor Eric Schuck

Fees: Program Fee: $5000

Estimated Airfare: $1500 *(Applicable to students who do not qualify for the airfare subsidy provided by the College.)

Credits: 4
LC: QR or GP