• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.8 cumulative GPA for semester programs; 2.6 cumulative GPA for summer programs
• Good academic and disciplinary standing
• Applicants must be eighteen years of age. Previous college-level ecology or biology course required for semester program. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of college prior to the start of the program.
• All SFS courses are taught in English.
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only. Other students apply directly to SFS.


Sixteen environmental studies credits

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 2014-15  10/3/2014
Summer 2015 Session I: Jun-Jul 2/27/2015
Summer 2015 Session I & II: June-August 2/27/2015
Summer 2015 Session II: Jul-Aug 2/27/2015
Fall 2015-16  2/27/2015

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.