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Winter in the South Pacific

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    About the Program

    NOTICE: Due to the current global health crisis, the program has been suspended for Winter 2021.

    Stony Brook offers students the opportunity to study for two weeks in The Solomon Islands. Students will fully immerse 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- visit an old headhunter village, native dancing, or shop local woodworking market

    Location Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands
    Program Type Faculty-Led Program
    Program Term Winter
    Program Dates January 9 - 23, 2021
    Language of Instruction English
    Budget View Budget
    Living Arrangements Hotel Style accommodation
    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 are welcome; just an interest in exploring tropical habitats is required.
    Application Deadline October 1, 2020 Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis, and are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
  • Academic Information

    Course Information

    MAR 388 Tropical Marine Ecology: This course consists of lectures and demonstrations. Students will also conduct class research projects requiring filed observation, data collection, and presentation. (4 credits, ESI, STEM+, EXP+)

    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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