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.
Per-capita GDP: $ 4400
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