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Winter in The Bahamas

  • About the Program

    About the Program

    Stony Brook University offers students the opportunity to study for two weeks in The Bahamas. The course is comprised of a field visit to Eleuthera to collect biological samples and collect analytical and statistical analyses. Students will gain firsthand experience in the field and in developing and writing of a scientific publication. The manuscript may consist of many topics related to the ecology, management and conservation of tropical species and/or ecosystems. The class will travel the length of the island to learn more about the Bahamian culture and explore some of the island’s famous landmarks (Glass Window Bridge, Hatchet Bay Caves, and the Banyan tree).

    Location Eleuthera, Bahamas
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 3-17, 2019
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.

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  • Program Details

    Course of Study

    *3 graduate credits required

    All participants will take a total of 3 credits (1 course)

    Course: MAR 532 Tropical Ecology and Conservation

    Students will gain experience collecting and analyzing data related to tropical ecology and conservation of marine species. Students will gain first hand experience in the field and in developing and writing of a scientific publication.

    All participants following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) can request GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirement(s) fulfilled by their coursework.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction
    Language Proficiency
    Program Term Winter
    Living Arrangements Dormitory style

    Program Housing Statement: Stony Brook University is required to comply with the housing policies of the host country, partner institution and/or hotel/hostel. These policies may include requirements such as sex-based housing placement.

    Additional Information

    Credits earned on this program  will calculate toward a student's GPA at Stony Brook University. Non-SBU students are advised to check their home university policy on grade and credit transfer.

  • Requirements


    GPA 3.0
    Application Deadline

    October 15

    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Program Cost

    Program Cost

    Application Fee


    Tuition Rate $462 per credit for NY residents

    $944 per credit for non-resident
    Program Fee $3,200 (includes housing, 2 meals per day, excursions, and international health insurance.
    Administrative Fee

    $200 (non-refundable)

    International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
    Other Fees $1,000 (approximately; estimated personal expenses, books, passport, etc.)
    Travel Costs Estimated Airfare: $700.  Students are responsible for their travel arrangements including airfare, visa costs .
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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