Locations: Turks & Caicos Islands


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Center for Marine Resource Studies


The Turks and Caicos Islands are home to vibrant coral reefs, dramatic sea walls, a deep ocean trench, mangrove forests, and extensive seagrass beds, which together sustain a stunning diversity of sea life. Spotted eagle rays, sharks, sea turtles, humpback whales, and dozens of fish species thrive among the sandy shoals, seagrass beds, mangrove forests, and coral reefs surrounding the Islands. These marine ecosystems are critical to the fisheries-driven local...

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Marine Resource Studies


Spend a semester on the island of South Caicos, where spectacular marine ecosystems are still largely untouched by tourism and development. Don your wetsuit and get to know a host of marine life while conducting research on coral reefs, seagrass meadows, and mangroves. Evaluate fisheries resources and policies while collecting data that helps community members balance their rights and needs with the island’s conservation goals. Learn More

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Fall 2020

Aug 31 - Dec 11

Open

Spring 2021

Jan 26 - May 7

Open

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Fundamentals of Marine Conservation


Explore the spectacular reefs and turquoise waters of South Caicos, snorkeling or diving with rays, turtles, brilliantly colored fish, and other marine life. In this summer study abroad program, you’ll learn about the environmental issues and policies affecting these ecosystems and the island community, and gain the skills needed to conduct marine research. Learn More

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Summer 2020

Jun 1 - Jul 1

Closed

Summer 2021

May 31 - Jun 30

Open

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Marine Megafauna


Spend your summer studying sharks, turtles, and rays in the waters surrounding the island of South Caicos. In this summer study abroad program, you’ll learn about the ecology and conservation of these and other marine megafauna through in-water field lectures, snorkel or dive sessions, and video tracking exercises. Learn More

Availability
Summer 2020

Jul 6 - Aug 5

Closed

Summer 2021

Jul 5 - Aug 4

Open