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Coral Reef Ecology in Belize

The University of Texas at Brownsville
Office of Global Engagement
Summer Study Abroad Program
Coral Reef Ecology in Belize
May 1-15th, 2015

Director: Dr. David Hicks

Program Description:
Field and laboratory studies of the ecology, zonation and community structure of coral reefs. This course also examines tropical sea grass and mangrove ecosystems, environmental impacts, monitoring techniques and management issues. Requires a field expedition to a coral reef and successful completion of an on-site research project.

Estimated costs
$2,560 undergraduate
$2,700 graduate

This includes tuition and fees, program fees, excursions, lodgings and meals. It does not include airfare to Belize. (Estimated airfare to Belize is around $750, depending on the departure city.)

Applying to the program:
Application deadline Jan. 15th

Before you apply, please visit the director to discuss your participation.
Please fill out your application and bring it with $250 non-refundable deposit (in case you are not accepted or the program does not go, it will be refunded.)


You can pay incrementally beginning January 15, 2015. Full amount is due by April 1, 2015.


Dr.David Hicks

Contact Us

Rosalinda Garza
Phone: 956-882-8955
Fax: 956-882-6817
Main 1.308
One West University Blvd.
Brownsville, Texas 78520
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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