Program: Summer Comparative Marine Environments

Brief Description: This is an 8 week summer program allows you to spend this summer exploring differences in marine environments, biodiversity and conservation approaches from an island in the Mediterranean to an island in the southern Caribbean.  You begin your study abroad experience in Palma de Mallorca, Spain where you will learn about temperate marine ecosystems and conservation approaches of the Cabrera Archipelago National Park.  Next you will travel to Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean where you will see the differences in habitats and conservation approaches in the coral reefs of the Bonaire National Marine Park. This is an opportunity to explore two world famous marine parks in seas on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean where you will gain an understanding of the differences in habitats and biodiversity as well as the solutions to environmental problems facing both islands.  The program emphasizes marine conservation practices.
Dates: May 25 – July 18, 2015
Summer session I – Palma de Mallorca (May 25 – Jun 20)
Summer Session II – Bonaire (Jun 20 – July 18)
Prerequisites: Biology or Environmental Science sequence or combination of two equivalent introductory science courses are recommended.
Locations: Universitat de les Illes Balears in Palma AND CIEE Research Station in Bonaire
Recommended credit: 6 semester credit hours (3 for each session)
Students will enroll in the following co-requisites
Mediterranean Marine Environment (Palma de Mallorca)
Tropical Marine Conservation Biology (Bonaire)
Language of Instruction: English
Fees: $6,930 (includes tuition, excursions and lab fees, housing and most meals; excludes multi-destination airfare)
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