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Winter in The Bahamas

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    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, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates TBD
    Language of Instruction
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Dormitory style
    Additional Information Faculty-Led study abroad programs may require group travel. Please reach out to your IAP Coordinator prior to making any travel arrangements.
    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.


    GPA 3.0
    Application Deadline October 1
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    *3 graduate credits required

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

    Course: MAR 532 Marine Protected Areas

    Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are parts of the ocean that are zoned to exclude activities that are potentially detrimental to the ecosystem. Marine reserves are special types of MPAs in which the harvesting of marine wildlife is prohibited. MPAs are rapidly gaining traction worldwide as a tool to preserve or restore ecosystems, protected endangered species, or sustain nearby commercial and recreational fisheries. This course is designed to provide students with a robust background in science behind the design, implementation, and expected outcomes of establishing MPAs.


    Academic Policies

    • 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.
    • Students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC) may request for GLO and EXP+ in addition to requirements fulfilled by their coursework.

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