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All of my coursework abroad was related to Marine Ecology. This gave me knowledge about the area in which I was living and the skills to safely explore it. … Everything from fish species identification to understanding how the tides work became helpful in everyday life. My courses sparked my interest in the marine and coastal ecosystems.

Clare Harper, Universidad Sanfrancisco de Quito (Galapagos Extension Program), Spring 2016

Australia - James Cook University, Townsville (D)

Fall, spring (southern hemisphere calendar)  Language: English. Prereqs: 2.8 GPA. Housing: Dormitories or private apartments. Details: courses in marine and tropical biology, conservation biology, environmental science; many courses have a field-trip component for hands-on experience; university research facilities include island, rain forest and outback field stations.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher

Costa Rica – ACM: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences & Humanities (P)

Spring  Language: Spanish. Prereqs: Junior or senior standing at time of enrollment. 2 years of college-level Spanish and enrollment in a Spanish course in the fall semester before enrollment.  Background in field methods an asset.  Housing: Host family while in San Jose.  Home stay or other housing during field-work. Details: Courses focus on program theme, followed by a month-long research project of the student's design in the field.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Denmark – DIS: Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen (P)

Fall, spring  Language: English. Prereq: 3.0 GPA. Housing: Host family,dormitory, shared apartments with DIS students, Danish roommate in an apartment, folkehøjskole. Details: Study abroad program for U.S. college students enrolling 1,000+ students. Medical Practice & Policy or Biotechnology & Biomedicine. Optional Danish language course. Sports and volunteering available. Field studies trips.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher

Ecuador - USFQ Galápagos Islands, Ecuador (D)

Fall, spring  Language: English. Spanish required for host family and volunteering. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. 2 years of college-level Spanish. One or more courses biology, ecology or evolution for the “Evolution” and “Marine” options. Prior study of Latin America strongly recommended. Housing: Host families. Details: Program begins in Quito, with visit to the Tiputini Rain Forest Station. Tracks: 1) Evolution, Ecology and Conservation in the Galápagos, 2) People, Politics and the Environment in the Galapágos, 3) Marine Ecology. 5 three-week modular courses, optional course in digital photography. Scuba diving certification at extra cost.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

Ghana – ISEP: University of Ghana, Legon (Ex)

Fall, spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, previous study of West Africa. Housing: Dormitory. Details: Biology courses such as: plant and animal ecology, plant morphology, history of western medicine in Ghana, algae, enzymology and biochemistry. Elementary Twi language course. Sports and volunteering available.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

New Zealand – University of Otago, Dunedin (D)

Fall, spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA,  Junior or senior standing. Housing: Dormitories or student apartments. Details: Maori studies, environmental science, health, marine science.   Research opportunities possible for students who take initiative.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Higher

Tanzania – ACM: Ecology & Human Origins (P)

Fall  Language: English.  Prereqs: Junior or Senior standing with coursework in natural or social sciences. Background in field methods recommended. Housing: Dormitories and host family in Dar es Salaam.  Tent camps in the field. Details: Kiswahili language study, courses on program theme taught by university faculty, extended field research with student-designed projects.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Lower

The Netherlands - ACM: Amsterdam. Sciences, Global Health, and Interdisciplinary Studies at VU Amsterdam (P)

Fall Language:  English.  Prereqs: Junior or senior standing with course work related to the VU minor in which the applicant will take courses. Housing:  Dormitories on the student campus.   Details:  Required 3-credit course on Discover the Dutch:  Dutch language and culture. Four 3-credit, 7 week courses selected from a VU (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) minor taught in English. Optional 3-credit Independent Study Project supervised by the ACM faculty director.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  TBD

United Kingdom - Lancaster University, Lancaster, England (D)

Fall, spring  Language:  English. Prereqs: 2.8 GPA. Housing: Dormitories. Details: orientation; Courses at all levels in the sciences including MCAT. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

United Kingdom – University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland (D)

Fall, spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Housing: Dormitories.  Details: Biomedical and life sciences (including a short course in clinical Human Anatomy for students planning to attend medical school). Extensive curriculum in biology and biochemistry.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Same

United States - ACM Oak Ridge Science Semester, Oak Ridge, TN (P)

Fall  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA. Senior standing at time of enrollment preferred. Major in biology, chemistry, computer science, physics or social sciences. Housing: Apartment. Details: Program focus on national and global energy and environmental.  Intensive research in Oak Ridge laboratories. Interdisciplinary seminar, advanced course options; guest speakers, departmental colloquia.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Same. Note: In most years, students receive a stipend and housing allowance.

United States - Semester in Environmental Science, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA (P)

Fall  Prereqs: 1 yr. college chemistry, biology, calculus. Housing: Dormitory. Details: Study of ecological systems in the laboratory and in the field; 2 core courses covering aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems, 1 elective, independent research project; students report findings at a symposium; distinguished scientist seminar; science writing seminar. Non-tuition educational expenses: Significantly higher

United States - Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester, Woods Hole MA (P)

Fall, spring  Prereqs: Science courses and field experience are assets. Housing: Dormitories while on land; sailing ship while at sea.  Details: Study, sail, research, and tend a tall mast ship.  Marine biodiversity, maritime sciences, climate, oceanography.  Non-tuition educational expenses: Significantly higher



D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities. Higher:  Up to $2,000 more than Beloit College room and board for one semester. Significantly Higher:  $2,001 or more above Beloit College room and board.

Last Updated: 9/16