Information for term Summer Tropical Marine Ecology
Application deadline, and cost information.
Application DeadlineApril 1, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 1, 2020
- Dates: Jun 10 – Jul 14, 2020 (5 weeks)
- Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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Get ready to put on your mask and fins and help conduct research at Ningaloo, a 260-kilometer reef that hosts some 250 types of coral and a dizzying array of sea life. With access to the largest fringing coral reef in the world, western Australia is a big draw for students who are interested in conservation and marine biology. This program is an unforgettable way to explore down under, sharpen your science skills, and come back with valuable hands-on experience.
Help find solutions
to real-world problems by collecting data on Ningaloo Reef.
Further your understanding
and knowledge of science with introductory coursework.
Join the community
of scientists and researchers at Coral Bay and Exmouth, and make a difference protecting precious flora and fauna.
whale sharks gather of the Ningaloo Coast every year500+
ocean beaches in Fremantle5
species of fish at Ningaloo Reef500
Location & CultureClick to Open
Known as Australia’s sunniest and most environmentally attractive city, cosmopolitan Perth is sophistication with a laid-back vibe. Suburban Murdoch University – home to CIEE – is 11 miles south of Perth and 6 miles east of Fremantle, a.k.a Freo. This funky port city is where you’ll find most students outside of class. With an alternative vibe, this city leads many green initiatives in Western Australia, and has a lively arts and music scene. The towns of Coral Bay and Exmouth are on the Indian Ocean about 745 miles north of Perth, on the doorstep of Ningaloo Marine Park. The world-famous reef and surrounding region brims with dolphins, dugongs, manta ray, sea turtles, mollusks, whales, whale sharks, coral, and colorful fish.
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Students will stay in student housing near Fremantle for the first part of the program, and then move to cabin-style accommodations near Ningaloo Reef.
Meals are not included. In Fremantle, students can prepare their own meals at their lodgings, or eat at local restaurants and cafes. At the reef, students purchase groceries.
Where You'll Study
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY, about 9 miles south of Perth, and 6 miles east of Fremantle.
about 745 miles north of Perth on the Indian ocean
about 745 miles north of Perth on the Indian ocean
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Program DetailsClick to Open
What you need to knowThe program details
CIEE’s Summer Tropical Marine Ecology program invites biology, conservation, marine biology, and science students with at least two completed semesters of college-level biology to gain hands-on experience through fieldwork in Australia’s incredible natural environment. All students take two required courses: Marine Ecology Research Methods and Marine Biology and Ecology of Western Australia. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offerings.
CIEE Perth is conveniently located within the campus of Murdoch University in suburban Perth. Coined “Quantas Lounge” by CIEE staff, the center has lounge space for students to do homework, relax, and interact with fellow students and staff.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5
2 semesters of college-level biology; Upper-level ecology coursework recommended
CoursesClick to Open
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Language of Instruction
Students are required to take both CIEE courses
Given the location and intensity of the program, most activities will be embedded as elements in the courses themselves.
Summer 2020 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Ritzmann Tropical and Marine Ecology Scholarships
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
- Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
- Excursions and/or Study Tours
- Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
- 24/7 emergency on-site support
Fees & Housing
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $6,333 **
Housing = $1,050
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $7,850
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $600
International Airfare = $2,000 †
Local Transportation = $100
Books & Supplies = $50
Visa Fees = $20
Personal expenses = $1,000
Other = $300Total Estimated Costs = $4,070
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
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