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Honduras

Coral Reef Biology and Ecology in Honduras

Term To Study: Winter Term 2014
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2013
Program Starts: Dec 28, 2013
Program Ends: Jan 18, 2014
Major 1: Science Biological
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Major 2: Science Marine
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Major 3: Science Animal, Zoology, Veterinary
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Major 4: Science xOther
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Major 5: Science Environmental
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Link 1: Winter 2012 Videos!
Link 2: Anthony's Key Resort
Contact Name: Jan Factor
Contact Email: study.abroad@purchase.edu
What is Included: Total program fee above includes tuition, flight, meals, housing, in-country transportation, and insurance. A breakdown of costs for WINTER 2014 can be seen below to give you an estimate.

Tuition for 4 credits: $980 (In state) // $2552 (out of state)
Fees/ emerg. insurance $15.70
Program Fee $3680
Airfare $897
What is not Included: Fee does not include certification to scuba dive or spending money for incidentals.
Estimated Costs: All costs are subject to change. Space is limited, so please submit your application as early as possible. A $200 non-refundable deposit is due within two weeks of acceptance. It may be possible to apply existing financial aid awards; speak with the Financial Aid office on your campus - early planning is highly recommended.
Documents: 
coral reef brochure 2014.pdf
Program Description

Coral reefs are among the largest, most impressive, most beautiful, and most endangered ecosystems on earth. One of the world's most impressive coral reef systems is found in the western Caribbean, along the coast of Central America, and one of the most accessible parts of this reef is found close to shore on the island of Roatan, the largest of the three Bay Islands, about 30 miles off the coast of Honduras.

Hands-on, experiential educational opportunity; An alternative to the usual on-campus course and total-immersion in the subject and environment.

Study the biology and ecology of the living reef and live organisms, rather than learning about them from books and pictures; learn about the organisms that form the reef and live on it. Experience an entire ecosystem firsthand – the living coral reef. Immerse yourself in the environment and culture of a tropical Caribbean island.

Study the reef using scuba diving and snorkeling. It will be possible to learn to scuba dive during the program, or to complete the open-water dives for a scuba course taken in advance.

Quick Facts

Population: 8296693
Capital: Tegucigalpa
Per-capita GDP: $ 4400
Size: 112090 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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