• 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: Mid-September - Mid-December
Spring: Early February - Early June
Summer: Early June - Early July or 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
Spring 2016-17  9/30/2016
Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early submissions encouraged.

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 the semester program, you will learn professional field research techniques to identify marine organisms and habitats, and learn about marine ecology and coastal ecosystems. As part of the program, you'll perform field research and species identification exercises through SCUBA and snorkeling.
Two summer sessions are also available: Session I - Tropical Marine Ecosystems: Monitoring and Management, and Session II - Applied Marine Research Techniques.

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.
Please note that this program may fill before the application deadline, so you are encouraged to apply early.