[Coral-List] Undergraduate Study Abroad Opportunity in the Caribbean, Fall 2009

Rita Peachey RPeachey at ciee.org
Sun May 10 13:45:14 EDT 2009

Dear Coral-listers:

There is one position left for an undergraduate student to study at CIEE Research Station Bonaire this fall.  If you know of any undergraduate students that might be interested, please pass this announcement along.

Thanks in advance,
Rita Peachey

Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Semester Abroad: Bonaire, Fall 2009

The Tropical Marine Biology and Conservation study abroad program is accepting applications for fall semester.  Students register for 17 semester hours: Coral Reef Ecology (4), Marine Ecology Field Research Methods (3), Advanced Scuba (1), Environmental and Cultural History of Bonaire (2), Marine Conservation Biology (3) and Independent Research in Marine Ecology/Biology (4).  The program description can be found using the following link:

The Field Methods and Advanced Scuba courses provide dive training that prepares students for AAUS certification at their home universities.  Students will receive the following training in the Scientific Diving course: Open Water, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Responder, CPR + First Aid, Dan Oxygen Rescue, underwater photography and videography, night diving, and underwater navigation.  Students will learn internationally recognized monitoring protocols including REEF and AGRRA.

Independent Research provides students with the opportunity to conduct a research project of their choice in marine science and to publish the results in a student journal, PHYSIS: Journal of Marine Science.  A copy of the journal can be downloaded on the following page:   http://www.cieebonaire.org/physis.html

Prerequisites: Overall GPA 2.75 or better, 2 semesters of biology, chemistry, geology, ecology or environmental science and a nationally recognized open water SCUBA certification (or a PADI referral - you can do your check out dives in Bonaire).  The deadline for application to the fall semester program is 15 May 2009.

Interested students should contact Rita Peachey Director of CIEE Research Station Bonaire at RPeachey at ciee.org<mailto:RPeachey at ciee.org> or call 1-800-40-STUDY.  The study abroad office at your institution will assist you with registration.

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