PNC Offers Great Smoky Mountains Travel Study Program in August 2015

PNCThe Purdue University North Central Office of Graduate and Extended Learning and the College of Science will offer a travel study program to the Great Smoky Mountains Aug. 9 – 15. Students have the option to earn credit for this course. Community members may also take this as a non-credit experience. Participants will spend a week at the Tremont Institute learning about the natural history and ecology of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Everyone planning to take part in this trip must participate in a mandatory pre-trip meeting on July 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the PNC campus. There will also be a mandatory post-trip meeting on Aug. 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. The program fee for non-credit participants is $525. A deposit fee of $100 must be paid to the Office of Graduate and Extended Learning by May 1 at 4 p.m., and must be accompanied by the required travel study application. Full payment must be made by June 15 at 4p.m. Credit-seeking students must pay tuition fees to the Bursar’s Office.

The program fee will cover lodging and activities at the Tremont Institute, meals (not including meals during the trip to and from the Tremont Institute), student travel insurance and administrative and instructional expenses of the program. The program fee does not cover transportation costs (carpools are usually discussed in the pre-trip meeting), meals on the way to and from the Tremont Institute, lodging on the way to and from the Tremont Institute, textbooks, clothing, supplies, equipment and personal items.

To register or obtain further information, visit or contact Cassandra Boehlke, coordinator of Graduate and Extended Learning, at (219) 785-5200, ext. 5343, or