CIEE: Kralendijk - Summer Tropical Marine Ecology & Conservation

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“Bon bini!” is how locals say “Welcome!” on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, home to one of the earth’s most diverse and pristine marine habitats. On our Summer Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program, you might choose to take part in spe... read more

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A student studying abroad with CIEE: Bonaire - Summer Tropical Marine Ecology & Conservation
This program is different from other programs in that you don't really get a feeling of living abroad - you live with other internationals and study in English. But you get the huge benefit of learning and studying the local ecosystem and having amazing diving experiences you couldn't have anywhere else. I learned a lot more abo... - Trinity University View Entire Review

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“Bon bini!” is how locals say “Welcome!” on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, home to one of the earth’s most diverse and pristine marine habitats. On our Summer Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program, you might choose to take part in specialized dive training and field research methods that result in certification with the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS). Or you could spend the summer exploring theoretical concepts in coral reef ecology and conservation through interactive lectures and field trips to coral reef ecosystems. Or maybe do both!

Study abroad in Kralendijk and you’ll:
- Develop and use scuba, photography, and videography skills to document and understand the ecology of coral reefs and associated ecosystems
- Focus on theoretical concepts in coral reef ecology and conservation through interactive lectures and field trips
- Learn to identify reef fish, corals, and other organisms and their behavioral interactions
- An overnight trip is planned for the neighboring island of Curacao to see important cultural sites on the island

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Marine Sciences
  • Caribbean Studies
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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