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Grand Cayman: Fashion Photography and Videography in Grand Cayman

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Cayman Islands

Program Term

Winter Break

Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Art (Visual, Fine, and Performing)
Communication, Journalism, and Media

For more information contact:

Sam Girton
Program Director 

Emily Englehart  
Global Programs Coordinator
Email:  eengleha@ohio.edu


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Spend your winter break exploring the stunning Caribbean island of Grand Cayman while gaining valuable, hands-on experience in fashion photography and videography! During the program, students will earn 3 OHIO credit hours and will have the unique opportunity to work with an Ohio University alum who works on the Island as a professional photographer. Students will scout locations, network with local professionals, prepare for photo and video shoots, shoot stills and video, and work through the post production process. 

More information and past participants work can be found:  http://www.samgirton.com/cayman17.html 

Living Arrangements 

Students stay in double occupancy hotel rooms. 

Program Dates 

December 26, 2019 - January 6, 2020

Program dates are tentative and may be slightly adjusted due to airfare.

This program is offered in alternative years. Tentatively, the next program will be offered 2021-2022.

Study Away and COVID-19

During the COVID-19 Pandemic, participation in study away and abroad involves real and potential personal, financial and academic risk. Please click here to read information related to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic


In preparation for the program: 

Fall 2019

VICO 4900 Special Topics in Visual Communication Field Work Preparation (1 cr).  

Course to be taken over winter break*:

VICO 3922 Synthesis Commercial Production for Visual Communication (3 cr)

*This course will count towards your total Spring Credit Hours.


The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, excursions, in-country transportation during program activities, one group dinner, farewell dinner, and international medical health insurance.

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 3 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

An itemized Student Budget Worksheet will be published when the next travel dates are available.

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 
  • For programs completed over winter-break and spring break, the credit-hours associated with the program are part of the spring semester. Students taking between 12 to 20 Athens campus hours, including those associated with the program, will not incur additional tuition costs for the spring semester. Students taking less than 12 or more than 20 Athens campus credits for the spring term will see their tuition charge adjusted accordingly.  

Funding Opportunities

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Eligibility and Requirements 

This program is open to all Ohio University students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 who are in good conduct standing. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country.

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here