Program Details

South Caicos is home to sharks, turtles, rays, and other charismatic marine “megafauna.” See these incredible creatures up close while learning about their ecology and conservation through in-water field lectures, snorkeling/diving, and video tracking.
Location:
Cockburn Town, Turks and Caicos Islands
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

South Caicos is home to sharks, turtles, rays, and other charismatic marine “megafauna.” In this specialized summer program, you’ll see these incredible creatures up close while learning about their ecology and conservation through in-water field lectures, snorkel or dive sessions, and video tracking exercises.

Program highlight:

  • Deploy Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) and collect video footage of sharks and other predators to analyze species abundance and diversity inside and outside protected areas.

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, ground 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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