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  • Locations: Andros Island, Bahamas
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English NC State Students Only: No
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 0 no minimum language requirement Additional Requirements: Intermediate or Advanced Swimming Ability
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Group Click here for a definition of this term College or Unit: College of Natural Resources, College of Sciences
High Impact, Experiential Opportunities: Research or Field Work Opportunities, Service-Learning Opportunities Duration: Short Term
Click here for a definition of this term Provider: NC State
Program Description:

Bahamas_Conservation Biology

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. 


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)

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 
$2600 (Does not include $450 admin fee) 

Program Dates
Courses: May 15 - July 26, 2019
Travel: May 20 - June 3, 2019 

Andros Island, The Bahamas

Dr. Brian Langerhans | Co-Program Director |
Dr. Nils Peterson | Co-Program Director |

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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
Rolling Admission 05/20/2019 06/03/2019
NOTE: NOTE: The program will meet for on-campus course meetings throughout Summer Session I, 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.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.