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  • Locations: Charlotteville, Trinidad and Tobago; Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago; Toco, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Texas A&M University applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 1 2019 12/03/2018
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Rolling Admission 05/25/2019 06/16/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Faculty Led Academic Area: Agriculture, Agriculture - Animal Science, Agriculture - Entomology, Agriculture - Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Academic College: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Academic Department: Entomology, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Pre-requisites: No
Language courses available: No Language requirement: No
Language of instruction: English Program Leader: Adrienne Brundage, Kevin Conway
Primary Contact: Ms. Corinne Beverly (cbeverly@tamu.edu) Open to non-majors: Yes
Classification: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, undergrad Additional features: Research
Program Description:

A&M Caribbean Tropical & Field Biology


Faculty Leaders

Dr. Adrienne Brundage
Professor, Entomology
adrienne.brundage@tamu.edu
 
Dr. Kevin Conway
Professor, Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences
kevin.conway@tamu.edu
 

Study Abroad Advisor

Corinne Beverly
cbeverly@tamu.edu


TFB Group on Boat
TFB Oceanscape
Pax Guest House
TFB student w microscope
TFB Beetle
TFB student w binoculars

Summer 2019
May 25 - June 16, 2019*
Trinidad and Tobago

About 

Students conduct field research and complete class projects in Trinidad and Tobago. Individual and group research projects include insect ecology, veterinary studies, plant-animal interactions, aspects of the country's 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 the islands' 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.  

Find out more on the program website: https://dominica.tamu.edu/ 

*Tentative dates. Dates may shift +/- 2 days
 
Credit 

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 2018 in College Station)

Eligibility
 
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 (or faculty approval)
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must meet with and receive approval of faculty leaders
  • Must attend ALL program-specific orientations 
  • Should be in good physical condition
Highlights 
 
  • Hiking and snorkeling excursions in Trinidad
  • 3-day excursion to Tobago including a visit to the ERIC Center and a Forest Check
  • Turtle watching during nesting season
  • Summer 2015 Video (Dominica)
 
Cost


 
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $3,750
Lodging, in-country transportation, most meals, excursions & cultural site visits ad a portion of faculty expenses $3,320
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400
Insurance $30
Estimated Additional Expenses - not included in Program Fee $3,235+
Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 6 credit hours)* $2,200
International Airfare $780
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $155
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $25
Textbooks and Supplies $75
Personal Spending varies
Total Estimated Cost $6,985+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.

Additional Information 

Program Courses

Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.

 
Funding

Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 

 
Scholarships
 
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13

 
Financial Aid
 
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. The program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) will provide a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form to confirmed students.  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 courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office: http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Program Payment

Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be 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. $1,000 Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).  
 
 



This program is currently not accepting applications.