Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2024
    September 1, 2024 to December 15, 2024


Brianna Brown

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning


Opportunity Description

What is Unique about this Opportunity?

The Caribbean is home to various complex and interconnected ecosystems within their coral reefs. As protector of islands and promoter of economic growth and tourism, the coral reefs are under threat from climate changes and other external factors. SEA Semester: Coral Reef Conservation, Caribbean aids students to conduct research at field stations and in costal communities and develop understanding of reef management through scientific methods and communication skills.

Students with an interest in conservation of ecosystems through science and policy are able to examine how local, academic, internationals, and governmental organizations collaborate to sustainably manage and conserve Caribbean coral reef ecosystem. In eight weeks of remote shore component, students can participate in directed or practical oceanographic research.

How do I learn more about SEA Semester?

Things to Consider Before Applying

  • Review the information on the Education Abroad Office’s Get Started page for important considerations on academics and finances, and a guide to the next steps
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How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself. 

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  2. For Program Admission, apply directly on the program website. Most programs have rolling admissions.