• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• One college-level ecology, biology, or environmental studies course
• 2.8 cumulative GPA
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Anthropology, biology, botany, environmental studies, forest and wildlife ecology, zoology

Classroom Language



Field Research Station

Program Duration


Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2015-16  10/2/2015
Fall 2016-17  2/26/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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Panama, Bocas del Toro
SFS Tropical Island Biodiversity & Conservation Studies

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Offered through the School for Field Studies (SFS), the Tropical Island Biodiversity & Conservation Studies program is an approved UW affiliate program. On this program, you will explore several key interfaces: human and natural systems, terrestrial and marine ecosystems and conservation and development. The goal of this undergraduate study abroad program is to assess the state of the archipelago's fragile natural habitats, define the main environmental issues, and understand the community goals in natural resource management.

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