Program Details

Students will be introduced to the study of animal behavior and the behavioral assessment of physiology using a combination of lectures, readings, discussion, and hands-on research with a captive dolphin population. All in Roatan, Honduras.
Location:
Roatan, Honduras
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Winter Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

31 December 2016 - 7 January 2017

With instruction from DCP’s Dr. Kathleen Dudzinski, and Dr. Shane Kanatous, an Associate Professor at Colorado State University, students will be introduced to the study of animal behavior and the behavioral assessment of physiology using a combination of lectures, readings, discussion, and hands-on research with a captive dolphin population. Lectures tend to focus on understanding animal behavior and physiology from an ecological and evolutionary perspective. Readings and discussion focus on current research and methodology. Fieldwork allows students to develop skills necessary to conduct behavioral assessment of physiology and animal behavior research; and to demonstrate these skills by participating in independent research with senior scientists.

*Cost: $1,500 per person (USD). Does not include tuition or airfare.

*Ready to sign up? 1. Download the application. Submit to info {at} dcp {dot} org. 2. Send your $250 non-refundable deposit to DCP's mailing address (on application).

*A maximum of 16 students will be accepted to this program. Acceptance is on a first-come, first-serve basis. A $250 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space. Final payment is due 15 October 2016.

*Airfare costs will depend on your home airport. To get an estimate, search for flights from your home airport to RTB. All students can and should fly direct from USA to Roatan and can do so from Miami (American Airlines), Atlanta (Delta) or Houston (United).

*Tuition costs depend on your university/college's fees and policies. Contact your registrar or study abroad department. All students are responsible for coordinating course credit with their home universities/colleges.

Anyone fluent in English and over 18 years old can participate. However, students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program are given first-priority. Registration for non-matriculated students will open, space available.

This is your chance for a hands-on research experience with top scientists in beautiful Roatan!

Come join us!

Setting Description:
Anthony's Key Resort/Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, Roatan, Honduras
Cost:
$1500 Cost includes: •Accommodation (up to triple occupancy) •3 meals/day •Research sessions with bottlenose dolphins at Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences •Lectures & instruction by Drs. Kathleen Dudzinski and Shane Kanatous (Colorado State University)

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
18 years of age; fluent in English
Scholarships:
No

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