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

Program Type(s):
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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Qualifying programs: all summer, semester or year-long CIEE programs

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 15 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

$9,000 semester grant, $6,000 quarter grant

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Receive a free flight voucher worth up to $1,000 to Latin America or the Caribbean this fall when you complete the Free Flight Voucher Form!

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To increase access to study abroad by more students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), CIEE will cover 100% of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from 10 different MSIs to participate in an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program. To become a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, students must be nominated and receive letters of recommendation.

100% of program fee and travel costs

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$2,000 for semester, $1,000 for internship, $500 for summer

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs that offer research opportunities. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Sustainability and the Environment, or Tropical Ecology and Conservation summer, semester or year-long programs.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Travel costs to and from study abroad or internship program. Pell-eligible; first-come, first-served.

$1,000

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Students who enroll in more than one four-week session receive a 20% discount off each additional session.

20% discount

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Deduction off of non‑consecutive in‑person terms for CIEE alumni or sibling of alumni.

10% discount

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Community and Public Health summer, semester or year-long programs.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Federal Pell Grant-eligible students can receive a GAIN Travel Grant up to $1,000 when they complete their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by our published deadlines. Gilman Scholarship applicants can receive a CIEE Go Global Grant AND a GAIN Travel Grant totally up to $4,000!

Up to $1,000 per student

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

Up to $3,000 per student

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Qualified applicants not chosen for a full fellowship are guaranteed a $1,500 program grant and possible university match, $3,000***

$1,500 per student

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