OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

SFS: Turks and Caicos Islands

Program Administrator: 
SFS
Country: 
Turks and Caicos
Host Institution: 

SFS Field Station

Location: 

The British-governed Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI) lie at the southeastern end of the Bahamian archipelago. A relatively healthy ecosystem supports much of the community on South Caicos Island, with fisheries providing the primary source of livelihood. However, pollution and increased extraction of precious marine resources, coupled with large-scale, unsustainable tourism and industrial development, is very likely to inflict irreparable damage to this delicate ecosystem. Depletion of key resources would have a dramatic impact on employment and social structure on South Caicos Island. Developing sustainable fisheries is essential if this resource-dependent community is to survive.

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

one semester college-level ecology or biology, 18 years old (semester program)

OSU Application Deadlines

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15
Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Semester:
Marine Resource Management Studies

Summer:
Marine Protected Areas: Management Techniques & Policies (Session 1 & Session 2)

Program Costs: 

Check out the SFS website.

IDEA Fees

Academic emphasis: 
Biology
Environ. Science
Natural Resources