Program Details

Spend your summer snorkeling and diving beneath the turquoise waters of South Caicos, studying rays, turtles, brilliantly colored fish, and other marine life – face to face. Build the skills needed to conduct marine research in the field.
Location:
Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Spend your summer snorkeling and diving beneath the turquoise waters of South Caicos, studying rays, turtles, brilliantly colored fish, and other marine life – face to face. In this fundamentals course, you’ll learn about the environmental issues and policies affecting the island’s human and wildlife communities, while building the skills needed to conduct marine research and contribute to a more sustainable future for South Caicos.

Program highlight:

  • Lay underwater transects to assess the health of the island’s coral reefs, which are among the largest in the world and are home to diverse marine species including the valuable queen conch.

SFS students live and study at the Center for Marine Resource Studies. The Center is a small converted hotel overlooking the crystalline waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Spectacular sunsets, open-air facilities, warm sunshine, and a refreshing ocean breeze define this marine field station. A five-minute walk brings you to the small, historic town of Cockburn Harbour, where students and faculty frequently engage in community activities.

Cost:
6350 USD. Includes room and board, activities, in-country transportation, and courses. Does not include airfare.

Additional Program Information

Requirements:
18 years of age, 2.6 GPA
Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
SFS awards more than $650,000 in need-based financial aid each year. Aid packages are usually a combination of scholarships, grants, and loans. All students are eligible to apply for SFS need-based financial aid.

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