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Study Abroad

Winter in Jamaica

  • About the Program

    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
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 6 - 18, 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

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

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

    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.

    Program Details

    Language of Instruction English
    Language Proficiency N/A
    Program Term Winter
    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.

    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.

  • Requirements


    GPA 2.0 or higher
    Other Requirements All majors welcome; just an interest in exploring tropical habitats required.
    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

    $286 per credit for NY residents

    $1,023 per credit for non-residents

    Program Fee $2,900; includes room, three meals per day, group excursions, and International Health Insurance.
    Administrative Fee $200 (non-refundable)
    International Health Insurance Included in the Program Fee
    Other Fees $1,200 (includes estimated personal expenses, books, and passport)
    Travel Costs Estimated Airfare: $500.  All student participants will travel together to the study abroad site. Students who do not abide by this policy may be dismissed from the program.
    Costs are estimates for planning purposes of the student and are subject to change at any point.
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