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  • Locations: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Program Type: External
Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours Area of Study: Biology, Environmental Soil & Water Sci, Health Science, Humanities, Plant Science
Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Open to Graduate Students?: No Housing Options: Dorm
Program Description:
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CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation in Bonaire
“Bon bini!” is how locals say “welcome” on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, home to one of the Earth’s most diverse and pristine marine habitats. With CIEE, you’ll take part in scientific dives to the area’s living coral reef, and learn from expert instructors, your own independent research, and local conservation organizations. Plus, you’ll become a part of conservation communities, publish your results in a scientific journal, and play a direct hand in saving this fragile ecosystem.

Study abroad in Bonaire and you will:
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  • Focus on coral reef ecology and ecosystems on a living Caribbean coral reef
  • Go on 35 scientific dives for class and independent research
  • Collaborate on research projects with the Bonaire National Marine Park, Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, and CIEE Research Station in Bonaire
  • Present your research findings to the public in Bonaire
  • Publish the results of your research in the student scientific journal, “Physis: Journal of Marine Science
  • Overnight trip to the neighboring island of Curacao for trip on the CuraSub to explore up to 900 feet below the surface and to see important cultural sites on the neighboring island.
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.