OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

CIEE: Bonaire, Southern Caribbean (Tropical Marine Ecology & Conservation)

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Bonaire
Host Institution: 
Location: 

Bonaire, home to 11,000 residents of African and European descent, was first inhabited over 2,000 years ago. In 1633, Bonaire became a plantation island belonging to the Dutch West Indies Company and host to the first African slaves. By 1837, salt production was the island’s main industry, which was revitalized again in 1963. Tourism, scuba diving, salt production, and oil transshipment facilities are currently the island’s primary economic industries.

Duration: 
Winter/Spring Semester
Summer/Fall Semester
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

Two semesters of biology and/or environmental science.
Nationally recognized SCUBA certification or PADI referral (Professional Association of Diving Instruction - see www.padi.com)
2.75 minimum GPA

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

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Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Earth Science


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