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Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Cristina Sosa Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Fields of Study: Biology, Earth Systems, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Conservation, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation Program Options: Undergrad Research
Host Institution: Center for Marine Resource Management Studies Language(s) of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Additional Requirements: One college level biology or ecology course
Program Provider: SFS Program Type: Experiential Learning, US/Int'l Student Center, Volunteer Component
In Classes With: Mostly US Students Minimum Class Standing: For Summer, 1st semester Sophomore; For Semester, 2nd Semester Sophomore
Housing: Residence Hall
Program Description:

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Program Content

SFS semester and summer programs offer high-quality interdisciplinary academics at the undergraduate-level, accredited by Boston University. While the majority of our students are college undergraduates, motivated high school students may also participate in our summer programs. We also offer a new graduate-level public health and environment field practicum in Kenya for graduate and qualified undergraduates in public health, nursing, pre-med, and the medical and health sciences.

SFS classrooms include coral reefs, rainforests, and African savannas; the focus of our research ranges from sea turtle conservation to rainforest restoration.

Programs are designed to teach students about critical, local environmental problems and train them to do field research that will help address these problems. Our faculty provide core lectures needed to understand the content areas pertinent to case study and research questions. Field exercises compliment classroom lectures and help students to develop skills needed for Directed Research projects.

The academic and research agenda at each center is driven by a Five Year Research Plan, established by SFS staff and local community leaders.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 12/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
Fall 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Summer Session 2 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Summer Session 1 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA
Summer 2019 05/01/2019 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.