Registration Deadline: November 1, 2018

How to Register

Any WVU student can participate in the Space Atacama course and travel program regardless of major. To register, students fill out an application through the WVU Education Abroad website. Simply log in to the WVU Study Abroad website using your WVU MIX login information and then follow the link below to get to the Space Atacama program registration page:

Students do not have to be Art majors in order to apply; in fact, students from other departments and colleges are encouraged to participate. This course would be of great interest to students with concentrations in Geology, Geography, Astronomy, Anthropology, History, Latin American studies and World Languages. No prerequisites are required in order to enroll. Those completing the course will earn 4 academic credits. Check with your advisor. Non-WVU students may also enroll. Those interested in this option should consult with their advisors to insure appropriate transfer of credits to their institutions

Funding Your Trip

In most cases students may fund their enrollment through their student financial aid package. Check with the Office of Financial Aid for details. (The fee for the program includes the cost of tuition for the class, which includes 4 academic credits; a cost equivalent of $1,200 for Residents, and $3,720 for Non-Resident.) Art students may apply to the College of Creative Arts’ Student Travel Development Grant to help defray the cost of the trip. Art students may also apply to the School of Art and Design’s GPS Course Scholarship. Students majoring in other disciplines may also find specific student travel grants available through their department or college. Consult your advisor to discover which options may be available to you. Further information about funding can be found on the WVU Study Abroad website, and the WVU Financial Aid website.

Further Information

For more detailed information regarding enrollment, the application process or student international travel related issues, please consult the WVU Study Abroad website or contact the WVU Study Abroad Office. Additional related information about registering can also be obtained by contacting Vanessa Yerkovich, Director of Education Abroad. For further information regarding the Space: Atacama course and details about the trip, please contact Gerald Habarth, Associate Professor of Art in Electronic Media and program director (


Hiking in the Guatin river gorge.

Hiking in the Guatin river gorge.

Hiking near the Valley of the Rainbow.

Hiking near the Valley of the Rainbow.

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