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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:
Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC), Biology, Earth Systems, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resource Studies, Wildlife & Fisheries Conservation
Host Institution:
Center for Marine Resource Management Studies
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Additional Requirements:
One college level biology or ecology course
Program Provider:
SFS
Program Type:
Experiential Learning, US/Int'l Student Center, Volunteer Component
Housing:
Residence Hall
In Classes With:
Mostly US Students
Minimum Class Standing:
For Summer, 1st semester Sophomore; For Semester, 2nd Semester Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-Time, Undergrad Research
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:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session 2 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Fall 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Summer 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies 06/04/2018 07/04/2018
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Summer Session 1 2018 05/01/2018 ** Varies TBA TBA
NOTE: Please check the partner program website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above is the date when UMass materials, signature documents, and questionnaires need to be handed in or completed. If the program start and end dates read "TBA," consult the program's website or your IPO advisor.
Spring 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 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.