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Winter 2014 in Jamaica

Program Type: Group experience led by SBU faculty

Dates: January 6 - January 23

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Program Description: This program familiarizes students with the organisms (invertebrates, fishes and algae) and habitats (coral reefs, sea grass meadows and mangrove forests) within tropical marine coral reef ecosystems. The course consists of formal lectures, demonstrations and instructor-led field trips and involves snorkeling, SCUBA diving, reef walking and underwater photography. Students will develop individual research projects requiring field observations and collecting data and will write a research proposal and final research papers. 

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Program Highlights:

  • Earn 4 upper-division Marine Sciences or Biology credits
  • Experience the host country as a group led by distinguished SBU faculty
  • Learn the ecology of the tropical coral reef environments through lectures, excursions, snorkeling, and student designed research projects
Undergraduate Courses Offered:
All participants must register for the following course:
  • MAR 388 Tropical Marine Ecology - 4 credits

Living Arrangements:
Students will be housed in apartment-style residence halls.

Health Insurance:
International coverage through the SUNY provider, HTH Worldwide, is mandatory and included in the Program Fee.

Program Costs:
  • $60 Application Processing Fee
  • $200 Administrative Fee (non-refundable)
  • Tuition costs: $245 per credit for New York residents, $742 per credit for non-residents
  • $2,850 Program Fee: (includes room, three meals per day, group excursions, and international health insurance)
  • Airfare: Flight information will be released to accepted applicants. Students should book this flight immediately.
  • Language proficiency is NOT required
  • All undergraduate students in good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher) may apply

Application Deadline:

  • November 20
  • Late applications will be considered at the Program Director’s discretion
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Bradley J. Peterson, Ph.D.
Program Director
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Marine Science Research Center
Stony Brook Southampton
Southampton, NY 11968
Telephone: (631) 632-5044

Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs
E1340 Melville Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
Telephone: (631) 632-7030

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