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  • Locations: Brevard, United States; Punta Allen, Mexico; Spartanburg, United States
  • Program Terms: Interim
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Type: Study Abroad Program: Faculty-Led
Program Description:
Fly Fishing 2018

Program Overview
Imagine yourself knee-deep in a private stream in the Blue Ridge mountains, casting to hungry rainbow trout. Now imagine yourself knee-deep in a turquoise Caribbean lagoon on the Yucatan peninsula, casting to a school of cruising bonefish or tarpon. We will do both of these. Whether you are new to fly-fishing or a seasoned angler, this interim will allow you to develop fly-fishing skills and knowledge, hone those skills in beautiful locales on numerous species of fish, and explore the rich literature of fly-fishing.
CourseworkFly Fishing
Students will enroll in JAN 426 A for Interim. This course will provide an opportunity for students to develop fly-fishing skills such as casting, fly tying, knot tying, fly patterns, etc. as well as will focus on marine biology, entomology, and natural resources conservation. Students will also examine various components of fly-fishing literature, arguably the most expansive literature of any sports-related subject. 

Students will stay in a hotel during their stay in Brevard, NC and will stay at the Grand Slam Fishing Lodge in Ascension Bay, Mexico. 

Program Costs
Program fee: $4,810
This cost includes international airfare, lodging, transportation to and from the airport and to and from Brevard, on-site transportation, most meals, course materials and guest speakers, and international insurance coverage.

Additional expenses:
Meals: $60 
Fly fishing gear: $300 or more (depending on quality desired)
Guide tips: $175
Passport: $150 (all students must have a valid passport to participate)  

Wofford Travel Grants
The Wofford College Travel Grants provide assistance to students who are participating in an Interim Travel/Study program. Financial need and academic merit are the principle considerations in awarding these grants. Please note that an application for a Wofford Travel Grant does not substitute for the Travel/Study project application for Interim. 

To be eligible to apply for a Travel Grant, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (except first-year students applying in the fall) and be in good social and academic standing with the College. Awards range from $500 - $1,500. The number of awards granted will depend upon the number of applicants as well as available funds. The award is directly applied to the applicant's program fees. To apply, complete the online Wofford College Travel Grant application.

For More Information
Contact Dr. Philip Swicegood or Rev. Ron Robinson