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Fact Sheet:
Duration: Short Term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Language of Instruction: English
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore NC State Students Only: No
Program Type: Group Provider: NC State
High Impact Experiences: Research Opportunities, Service-Learning Opportunities Additional Requirements: Intermediate or Advanced Swimming Ability
College or Unit: College of Natural Resources, College of Sciences
Program Description:

Explore the biodiversity of Andros, the largest island of the Bahamas, while learning the science and policy of conservation biology through hands-on research projects.  Interact with local scientists on this beautiful island, home to three unique ecosystems. Students will learn and apply tropical field methods in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. 

Bahamas- Bio Science on Andros

PROGRAM OVERVIEW 
Explore the biodiversity of Andros, the largest island of the Bahamas, while learning the science and policy of conservation biology through hands-on research projects. Learn and apply tropical field methods in ecology, evolution, and conservation biology. Interact with local scientists on this beautiful island, home to spectacular and remote Caribbean ecosystems. 

ACADEMICS 

This program has a strong research emphasis: all students will experience working first-hand in Bahamian tidal creeks, blue holes, and coral reefs and conduct group research projects addressing unanswered questions within these ecosystems (these studies have frequently resulted in peer-reviewed journal articles in the past). 
Integrated two-course program: Ecology, Evolution, and Sociology of Conservation Biology in the Bahamas (3 credit hours each)


PROGRAM FACTS 
Courses 
BIO 495: Ecological and Evolutionary Dimensions of Conservation Biology in the Bahamas 
FW 445: Human Dimensions of Conservation Biology in the Bahamas


NC State Program Cost 
$2,400 (Does not include $350 application fee)

Program Dates
Courses: May 16 - July 27, 2018 (TBD)
Travel: May 22 - June 5, 2018 (TBD) 


Locations
Andros Island, The Bahamas

Contact 
Brain Langerhans, langerhans@ncsu.edu
Nils Peterson, nils_peterson@ncsu.edu


Eligibility 
2.0 GPA 
Not on active disciplinary probation 
Not on Academic Integrity Probation currently or during the prior semester 






Cost, Financial Aid, & Scholarships:
This program is considered a low-cost program, as the total estimated expenses are less than the cost of summer attendance at NC State for full-time undergraduate students. See the program budget sheet for a breakdown of the estimate program cost. 

Financial aid is generally available to help qualified NC State students meet the expenses of NC State study abroad programs. Students from other institutions should contact their home institution study abroad and financial aid offices for information. For additional funding, NC State students should consider applying for a study abroad scholarship from the Study Abroad Office.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/22/2018 06/05/2018
NOTE: The program will meet for on-campus course meetings May 16 - July 27, Travel to the Bahamas will be for the dates noted above.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be notified of acceptance in 2 to 4 weeks.