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  • Locations: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: MTSU applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Dormitory Preferred qualification: Sophomore standing
Program Description:

CIEE Summer Tropical Marine Ecology & Conservation Program in Bonaire
“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 will:

  • 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

Find out more. 

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates the Office of Education Abroad pre-approval deadline. Students will also need to meet the actual program application deadlines, which may be earlier. See the Getting Started page for more details.