• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of application, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• Previous college-level ecology, biology or environmental studies course required for semester program.
• 2.8 cumulative GPA for semester programs; 2.6 cumulative GPA for summer programs
• All SFS courses are taught in English.
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Biology,ecology, environmental studies, zoology

Classroom Language



Field Research Station

Program Duration

Fall Semester: Mid-September - Mid-December
Spring: Early February - Early June
Summer: Session I Early June - Early July; Session II Mid-July - Mid-August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2015-16  10/2/2015
Summer 2016 Session I & II: June-August 2/26/2016
Summer 2016 Session I: Jun-Jul 2/26/2016
Summer 2016 Session II: Jul-Aug 2/26/2016
Fall 2016-17  2/26/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Turks & Caicos, South Caicos Island
SFS Marine Resource Studies

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Offered through the School for Field Studies (SFS), the Marine Resource Studies program is an approved UW affiliate program. On this program, you will learn professional field research techniques to identify marine organisms and habitats, and learn about marine ecology and coastal ecosystems.

You will be working closely with both IAP and SFS on this program. You can access the program's main information page through the SFS website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.