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International Study Award (ISA)

The ISA provides a stipend for one credit-bearing summer study abroad experience for eligible undergraduates receiving a Yale scholarship. You must apply to Yale Study Abroad and be approved for a Yale Summer Session Programs Abroad or Non-Yale Summer Abroad program. Yale Study Abroad does not administer the ISA. For all ISA-related details, including how to request funding, when it gets disbursed, how much funding you can expect, and more, visit the ISA website.

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.

Two-Part Application Process

Applying to a Year or Term Abroad or a Non-Yale Summer Abroad study abroad program is a two-part process. These are separate application processes with individual deadlines and can be done simultaneously.

  1. You must apply to your intended program for admission by applying online from the program’s website. Select the Program Website button below to be directed to more information.
  2. You must apply to Yale Study Abroad for approval to study abroad and the ability to transfer the credit back to your Yale degree. The designated list of programs on our website does not constitute pre-approval or automatic approval from Yale. You must apply to our office by the relevant deadline in order to be approved. Select the Apply to Yale Study Abroad button below to be directed to more information.

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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


Yale Study Abroad Adviser

Marcus Alaimo