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Summer 2012 UAB in the Bahamas

Term To Study: Summer 2012
Application Deadline: Jan 31, 2012
Program Starts: May 12, 2012
Program Ends: May 20, 2012
Major 1: Science Biological
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Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $1,631.22
Link 1: UAB Office for Study Away Scholarships
Program Locations: San Salvador
Contact Name: Uab Office For Study Away
Contact Email: studyabroad@uab.edu
What is Included: THE UAB IN THE BAHAMAS COSTS SHEET INDICATES ALL PAYMENT DEADLINES.

STUDENTS THAT APPLY AFTER THESE DATES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING THOSE PAYMENTS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.

APPLY FOR UAB STUDY AWAY SCHOLARSHIPS!

UAB Study Away Program Fee: $1631.22**

**Program Fee includes: Round trip airfare (BHM - San Salvador), Seven (7) nights accommodations & all meals in the Bahamas, One night accommodation in Nassau, Traveler’s Accident Insurance, UAB Faculty Leaders, U.S./Bahamian customs fees and departure fees. Does NOT include UAB Tuition & Fees for 3 credit hours or personal expenses. See Estimated Costs below for other costs such as UAB Tuition and Fees.

See the UAB in the Bahamas Costs Sheet below for details on payment deadlines.
What is not Included: UAB Tuition & Fees for 3 credit hours
Passport fees
Personal expenses
Meals in transit to and from Bahamas
Estimated Costs: The total estimated cost of this program is $2,549.22 and is broken down as follows:

  • Estimated UAB Tuition & Fees for 3 credit hours: $918.00*

  • UAB Study Away Program Fee: $1631.22**


See the UAB in the Bahamas Costs Sheet below for details on payment deadlines. Please note: The cost of this travel program is based on 18 full fare participants and may be increased for a smaller group.

*Refer to www.uab.edu/students for listing of Tuition and Fee costs and payment deadlines.

**Program Fee includes: Round trip airfare (BHM - San Salvador), Seven (7) nights accommodations & all meals in the Bahamas, One night accommodation in Nassau, Traveler’s Accident Insurance, UAB Faculty Leaders, U.S./Bahamian customs fees and departure fees. Does NOT include UAB Tuition & Fees for 3 credit hours or personal expenses. Round-trip airfare is from Birmingham to San Salvador, Bahamas. You will pay the fee for your airline ticket to UAB, and UAB will book your reservation. You are required to fly with the group arrangements that have been made. You are highly encouraged to purchase trip cancellation insurance. You will receive further airline ticket reservation instructions after you apply.

***Costs subject to change without notice due to fluctuations in currency conversion rates and/or student enrollment. Furthermore, taxes and fuel surcharges which are not covered by our contract with the airlines are subject to change and may result in additional charges. Although we make every effort to find suitable roommates for each participant, a single supplement may be charged for any single for which no suitable roommate is available. Other costs such as personal expenses, passport fees, vaccinations and luggage fees are not included in the above estimate.
Documents: 
2012 bahamas costs sheet.pdf
Program Description

TROPICAL ECOLOGY

UAB’s Department of Biology and Study Abroad Programs are pleased to announce the BY 267 (undergraduate) and BY 567 (graduate) Tropical Ecology course in the Bahamas for 3 semester hours credit. The highlight of this course is a 9-day study abroad field experience in San Salvador, The Bahamas.

The course encompasses field-based studies of the rich diversity of marine, freshwater and terrestrial habitats and associated fauna and flora of San Salvador, a pristine island in the southern Bahamian chain.

Dr. Ken Marion teaches ecology and field biology. Dr. Marion has considerable research experience with amphibians, reptiles, and birds of tropical habitats in Central and South America.

Dr. Jim McClintock is a professor of invertebrate zoology with an emphasis on marine organisms. He is best known for his Antarctic expeditions but has conducted significant research on marine invertebrates in the coral reefs of the Caribbean and soft-bottom habitats of the Gulf of Mexico.

Drs. Marion and McClintock have team taught UAB study abroad field ecology courses including the one presented in this flier since 1992.

2012 Faculty Leaders:


COURSES: Students will enroll in a total of 3 credit hours:

  • Required Course (3 credits) BY 267 or 567: Tropical Ecology - Taught by Drs. Ken Marion & Jim McClintock.

ELIGIBILITY:

Quick Facts

Population: 316182
Capital: Nassau
Per-capita GDP: $ 31400
Size: 13880 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 05:00 hours) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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