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Coral Reef Biology and Ecology in Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras

Term To Study: January Term 2017
Application Deadline: Oct 03, 2016
Program Starts: Dec 31, 2016
Program Ends: Jan 21, 2017
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,240
Link 1: Accommodations: Anthony's Key Resort
Link 2: Scuba School Video
Link 3: Total Tours Flight Information
Program Locations: Bay Islands
Contact Phone: 914-251-6032
Contact Name: Marjorie Ramirez, Coordinator Of Education Abraod
Contact Email: study.abroad@purchase.edu
What is Included: Program fee includes housing, meals, and activities
What is not Included: Spending money / personal money
Scuba gear
Scuba diving certification
Estimated Costs: The estimated* costs for WINTER 2017 are below:

$1,127.48 Tuition & Fees ($2,735.48 out-of-state)
$3,240.00 Program Fee (includes: housing, meals, activities)
$ 923.00 Airfare**
$ 40.79 HTH International Insurance
$5,331.27 Total in-state students // $6,947.67 Total out-of-state students

*Please note these costs are subject to change without notice due to factors beyond the control of Purchase College, including changes in exchange rates and tuition increases. The $200 deposit is non-refundable part of the program fee.

***Total Tours cannot guarantee the group price and/or flight reservation to participants without the deposit by the due date. For more information on Total Tours flight information and cost please click on the links listed above.



A note about deposit deadlines:
A $200 Program Deposit and $465 Flight Deposit can be made at anytime to reserve your spot on this trip. Admissions is on a first-come, first-serve bases and depositing early will ensure you obtain a spot on this trip.

All deposits are due on or before the stated deadlines. A deposit signifies your financial commitment to the program; full program fees will be assess is a student withdraws after deposit. The program deposit is NOT in addition to the program fee; it covers a portion of the program fee.

Purchase College Program Deposit: $200
Total Tours Flight Deposit: $465.00

2nd Payment Due: Monday, OCT 24, 2016
The reminder of the Purchase College Program Fee ($3,240 - $200 = )$3,040
Total Tours Flight Balance: $458.00

Final Payment Due: Monday, Nov 21, 2016
Purchase Tuition Cost and Fees $1,127.48 In-State Students or $2,735.48 Out-of-State Students
Program Description

Program Director: Jan Factor
Email: jan.factor@purchase.edu

APPLY NOW! Students are accepted as applications are completed, and the course will be closed as soon as the limited spaces are filled. Apply online as early as possible.

Coral Reef Biology & Ecology Program
RIMS, Roatan Island, Honduras
BIO 2850: Coral Reef Biology & Ecology
BIO 3850: Coral Reef Biology & Ecology

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.

This program requires scuba diving, which can be learned in advance or as part of the program in Roatan.

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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