- Nassau, Bahamas
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- High School
- Program Description:
For more than 25 years, Broadreach has worked with middle, high school and college students to help them discover their passions and spark new curiosities on summer adventure programs. Students explore the world and their own abilities with the appropriate level of challenge and support in small-group settings, learning from both professional instructors and fellow students. Broadreach students have earned thousands of hands-on scuba diving and sailing certifications, as well as college credits in subjects ranging from marine biology and medicine to Spanish and photography.
Middle school adventures: Discovery-oriented global adventures that introduce middle school students to the joys and rewards of experiencing new countries, cultures and activities. All programs are intentionally designed for younger teens, providing an appropriate level of challenge and support in small-group settings. Broadreach instructors are available to travel with students to and from program locations, and to guide them through every step of their journeys.
High school dive and sail adventures: Extraordinary, off-the-beaten path global adventures that challenge students to build and use new skills and perspectives. High schoolers will gain leadership skills, experience the responsibilities of various team roles and have the opportunity to earn certifications for scuba diving and sailing – all while experiencing the magic of the underwater world and life at sea.
High school study abroad adventures: Rare opportunities for students to become immersed in incredible global environments and actively explore topics through hands-on experiences. All Broadreach study abroad programs offer college credit through Lesley University in subjects including natural science, health science, Spanish and photography. Students may enroll at Lesley University to receive credits that easily transfer to most U.S. universities and colleges. Or, students can simply join programs for once-in-a-lifetime adventures and to have more fun learning than they ever thought possible.
- Setting Description:
- While it’s still being debated to this day, San Salvador is believed by many to be the site where Columbus first discovered the New World. 520 years later, a multitude of discoveries are still taking place on this secluded stretch of paradise in the eastern Bahamas. Only this time they’re mostly happening underwater, where the role of Columbus will be played by you, a marine-biologist-in-training. Base camp is at the Gerace Research Centre, located on the north shore of the 63 square-mile island. A former submarine tracking base, this field station is crawling distance to rich snorkel and dive sites crawling with large schools of research subjects. On San Salvador, marine biology is best studied experientially, on the reefs, in the sea grass beds and mangrove channels and on miles and miles of endless beaches, which is exactly how you do it. Go beyond the classroom and venture to the Dixon Hill lighthouse, meet the locals in Cockburn town and mingle with iguanas at Green Cay.
Based on 3 Reviews
- BEST SUMMER I HAVE EVER HAD11/12/18
The Broadreach Bahamas marine biology trip was amazing!!!!! I went on this trip to find out if I wanted to become a marine biologist, and by the end of it, I 100% knew I wanted to be one. On this trip I got to swim with sea turtles, manatees and sharks.
At one point, a dolphin even swam around me! Also, the instructors were awesome. They were always around to talk to and has cool stories of their own past experiences with the underwater world. The places we stayed at were also amazing! And the food was great, too. It was definitely the best experience of my life!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Bahamas Marine Biology Review10/18/18
In July of 2017, I went on the Bahamas marine biology trip. It was the best experience I've ever had. Having just turned 17, I was beyond nervous about being in a new environment but I had no reason to be. I was the first out of 7 students to arrive
in the Bahamas and the instructors, Lauren and Angela, took care of me and made me feel welcome. Along with the wonderful instructors, my classmates were amazing as well. Never have I been anywhere where I've become so close to people I met only a few days prior. I still talk to all my classmates and miss hanging out with them daily. I genuinely liked each and everyone of the people I met on this trip and made so many awesome friendships and learned so much about marine biology. Along with the people, my experiences were outstanding as well. The Bahamas is beautiful and I had the opportunity to witness picture-perfect places first hand all while learning about marine life and the Bahamas. I saw so many amazing marine creatures and learned countless things. I gained 3 college credits, 5 PADI certifications, lots of friendships and an experience of a lifetime. The Broadreach community truly is a family and I'm so happy I get to be part of it.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Marine Biology in San Salvador, Bahamas01/18/18
Since having been on this trip in 2011, it has changed so much for me and opened my eyes to a whole new world underwater! Receiving my advanced open water SCUBA certification and taking intro courses to marine biology on the island of San Salvador for
3 weeks gave me a new appreciation for the ocean and all the organisms that live and rely on it. We would dive everyday from our home at the Gerace research centre, which was right across the beach. I also became very close with the people on my trip, and still keep in touch with some of them today. Overall, I would recommend this trip for anyone who has a budding interest in marine biology, aspires to take marine biology/environmental courses in college, or just wants to learn how to dive in a beautiful place! This was a great preparation for my college courses and I still use the knowledge I've learned from this truly unforgettable experience.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend