CIEE: Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation in Bonaire
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (Outgoing Program)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||Gustavus applicants only|
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|Program Provider:||CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange||Program Term(s):||Semester only|
|Minimum Class Standing:||Sophomore||Minimum GPA:||2.75|
|Prerequisites:||Yes||Previous Language Study Req?:||No|
|Language of Instruction:||English||Housing Options:||Dormitory|
|Areas of Study:||Biology, Cultural Studies, Ecology, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, History, Marine Science||Additional Program Options:||Volunteer|
CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation in Bonaire
“Bon bini!” is how locals say “welcome” on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, home to one of the Earth’s most diverse and pristine marine habitats. With CIEE, you’ll take part in scientific dives to the area’s living coral reef, and learn from expert instructors, your own independent research, and local conservation organizations. Plus, you’ll become a part of conservation communities, publish your results in a scientific journal, and play a direct hand in saving this fragile ecosystem.
Study abroad in Bonaire and you will:
- Focus on coral reef ecology and ecosystems on a living Caribbean coral reef
- Go on 35 scientific dives for class and independent research
- Collaborate on research projects with the Bonaire National Marine Park, Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, and CIEE Research Station in Bonaire
- Present your research findings to the public in Bonaire
- Publish the results of your research in the student scientific journal, “Physis: Journal of Marine Science”
- Overnight trip to the neighboring island of Curacao for trip on the CuraSub to explore up to 900 feet below the surface and to see important cultural sites on the neighboring island.
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.