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School for Field Studies Summer in the Turks and Caicos Islands

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Program Information


South Caicos Island, Turks and Caicos Islands





Minimum Language Requirement


Areas of Focus

Social Sciences, STEM




The School for Field Studies (SFS) Summer Program in the Turks and Caicos Islands gives students the opportunity to explore the ecological and socioeconomic aspects of various tropical marine ecosystems, learning how to assess and maintain their health. This includes understanding key factors, such as the need to conserve biodiversity and critical habitats; the nature of sustainable management for important fisheries species, such as queen conch and spiny lobster; and the importance of ensuring that environmental management objectives take into account community livelihood goals. In the second session, students apply the scientific process in a field research project that addresses a local issue related to the management of tropical marine environments in TCI.

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Detailed information about this program, including courses, housing, and fees, is available on the program website.

In order to study abroad for credit, you must complete two applications. You will need to both apply to your program for admission (via the program website) and apply to Yale for approval to receive credit.

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This program offers two sessions that are eligible for general Yale credit. Students may choose to attend either one or both sessions:

  • Session I: Fundamentals of Marine Conservation 
  • Session II: Marine Megafauna