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A&M Dominica Tropical and Field Biology
Dominica, Dominica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Faculty-Led
Academic Area:
Agriculture, Agriculture - Entomology, Agriculture - Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Agriculture and Life Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Entomology, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Minimum GPA:
Language courses available:
Language requirement:
Language of instruction:
Program Leader:
James Woolley, Tom Lacher
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
Yes Classification: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Additional features: Research
Program Description:

Dominica Tropical & Field Biology

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Jim Woolley
Professor, Entomology  

Dr. Thomas Lacher
Professor, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences  

Study Abroad Advisor

Bianca Cusimano

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Group at Cannon Student craft

Underwater research




May 24 - June 15, 2017 
Springfield Center, Dominica

Students conduct field research and complete class projects at the Archbold Tropical Research and Education Centre and adjacent Morne Trois Piton National Park. Individual and group research projects include insect ecology, veterinary studies, plant-animal interactions, aspects of Domincan environmental policy and related cultural questions. Students design projects, collect data, analyze results, and prepare a professional research article. Throughout the program students will be going on numerous hikes, some of which can be challenging, but the hikes allow the students to see and experience Dominica's diverse tropical flora and fauna. Students will also spend a good amount of time in and on the water conducting research and participating in program organized activities like snorkeling.  

All students are required to take a total of 6 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • WFSC/ENTO 300 : Field Studies ( 3 cr.)
  • WFSC/ENTO 450 : Caribbean Conservation ( 2 cr.)
  • WFSC/ENTO 451 : Caribbean Research Seminar ( 1 cr.)
  • WFSC/ENTO 485 : Directed Studies ( 1 cr. Spring 2017 in College Station)
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.25
  • Open to ALL majors
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must obtain approval of faculty leader once a complete application has been submitted
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)
  • Hike to Middleham Falls and Boiling Lake; Freshwater and Baoeri Lake and Elfin Forest; Emerald Pool, Carib Territory, and East Coast Beaches
  • Market day visit to town of Roseau
  • Snorkel and whale watch with Dive Dominica
  • Summer 2015 Video
Estimated Program Fee   (subject to change) - billed to University Account $3,600
Lodging and Meals   $1,300  
Excursions and Cultural Site Visits   $425  
In-Country Transportation   $425  
Study Abroad Administrative Fee $400  
Miscellaneous Program Expenses $320  
International Health Insurance $30  
Portion of Faculty Expenses $700  
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $3,245+
Tuition and Fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* $2,200  
International Airfare $700  
Travel Documents (passport ) $145  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $100  
Textbooks & Supplies $100+  
Personal Spending varies  

*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.  Check rates at:
Program Payment
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed above is due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments:
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $500 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Please also note that many additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office, or website here:

College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers two scholarship programs: The International Education Fee Scholarship and the Study Abroad Fellowship. Both of these scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:

Financial Aid:
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.

Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the program fee due dates.

This program is currently not accepting applications.