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  • Locations: South Caicos Island, Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Program Time Abroad: Summer 1, Summer 2
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Affiliate Provider Click here for a definition of this term Academic Area: Agriculture - Ecosystem Science & Management, Agriculture - Recreation, Park & Tourism Sciences, Agriculture - Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Geosciences, Geosciences - Environmental Sciences, Geosciences - Geography, Geosciences - Geology, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts - Anthropology, Liberal Arts - International Studies, Science - Biology
Click here for a definition of this term Language of instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Primary Contact: Affiliate Provider & Exchange Advising (tcabroad@tamu.edu)
Housing: Dormitory
Program Description:

TURKS AND CAICOS SUMMER II: MARINE MEGAFAUNA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session II
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session I)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Spend your summer studying sharks, whales, turtles, and rays in the waters surrounding South Caicos. Learn about the ecology and conservation of these and other ‘marine megafauna’ through field lectures, snorkel and/or dive sessions, and capture-tag-track exercises.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • Deploy Baited Remove Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) and collect video footage of sharks to analyze species abundance and diversity inside and outside protected areas.


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