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Winter in Jamaica

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    About the Program

    Stony Brook offers students the opportunity to study for two weeks in Jamaica.

    This program literally immerses students into the tropical marine ecosystems. It is here that you will encounter such magnificent sea life such as tropical fish, invertebrates, and algae. Experience firsthand why coral reefs, sea grass meadows, and mangrove forests are so important to all sea life.

    Program Highlights:

    • Snorkeling
    • SCUBA Diving
    • Underwater Photography
    • One of the following excursions- climb a waterfall, crawl a cave, shop at a local market, or a visit to a botanical garden

    Location Jamaica
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program, Internship/Experiential Learning
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates Jan 2 - Jan 14, 2024
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Discovery Bay Marine Lab. DBML consists of laboratories (wet and dry), classrooms, offices, dormitories, cafeteria, a fully equipped SCUBA dive center, and a marina with research vessels of various sizes.
    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 2.0 or higher
    Other Requirements All majors welcome; just an interest in exploring tropical habitats required.
    Application Deadline October 1
    Candidates may be interviewed to determine their qualifications for participating and representing Stony Brook University abroad.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    For students following the Stony Brook Curriculum (SBC): This program fulfills STEM+, ESI and WRT upon request.

    MAR 388 Tropical Marine Ecology, 4 credit.

    This course consists of lectures and demonstrations. Students will also conduct class research projects requiring field observation, data collection, and presentation.

    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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