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    International Field Studies: Forfar Marine Science Program – Bahamas

    International Field Studies: Forfar Marine Science Program – Bahamas


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Destinations: Bahamas
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Six Weeks
    • Start Month: January, May, October
    • Category: Outdoor Adventure
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Cabins
    • Affiliation: Gap Year Association
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships
    • Minimum Cost: $5,000 - $9,999
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    Live on beachfront property, study on the crystal clear Caribbean waters, and earn your PADI SCUBA, Kaykaing and WFA certifications during a 6-week marine science program. Students will partake in land/sea excursions throughout the island as they explore the wonders of Andros including blue holes and the 3rd largest fringing barrier reef. You will experience a true, immersive Marine-based field studies program with an introduction to Ecotourism and the Bahamian Culture.


    • Introduction to Marine Biology 
    • Service Learning (invasive species control, mangrove restoration, etc.)
    • Bahamian Culture 
    • Scuba Diving and Sea Kayaking
    • Island Ecology and Geology of The Bahamas
    • Reef Fish/Marine Invertebrates ID
    • Sustainable Fishing 
    • Coral Reef Biology/Conservation
    • Mangroves
    • Blue hole water chemistry
    • Ecotourism

    You’ll take classes from our qualified staff of Environmental Educators and Certified Instructors all while enjoying hands-on labs exploring the ocean, blue holes, and unique island ecology of Andros. As a recent college grad or post-high school student taking a Gap Year, this experience is sure to help you stand out as you start your career path.

    Living at Forfar Field Station: You will be staying in rustic, cabin-style lodging along the beach. Cabins have 3-4 sets of bunk beds, electricity, fans, mosquito bug nets, and a private bathroom with shower. The Forfar Lodge houses our Dining Hall, Classroom, and open living area. The Dining Hall is where all the meals take place at Forfar. We will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Most food allergies/dietary restrictions can be accommodated. You will have access to kayaks, windsurf boards, beach volleyball, basketball, and swimming and snorkeling from the beach. Watch our Virtual Tour of the station for a first-hand look.