• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of participation, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• 2.75 cumulative GPA
• Applicants with at least one prior college-level biological science class are given preference.
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree seeking students and all degree-seeking undergraduate students at a US college or university. Preference is given to UW-Madison students
• As swimming and snorkeling are an integral part of the program, you must be able to swim.
• Good academic and disciplinary standing


Biological & physical science, environmental studies

Classroom Language



Field Research Station

Program Duration

Summer 2018
June 4-17 (online)
June 18-29 (Belize)

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2018  3/2/2018
Extended Deadline: 3/16/2018

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!

Belize, Southwater Caye
Ceiba Marine Biology of Coral Reefs

Overview | Academics | Cost | Logistics | Student Voices | Apply

Snorkel the second largest barrier reef in the world, off the coast of Belize, on this 10-day field expedition. Study the ecology and conservation of fish, corals, sponges, and reef ecosystems, putting your knowledge into practice on a remote Caribbean island - Southwater Caye - in the middle of a marine reserve.

The Ceiba Marine Biology of Coral Reefs program provides an introduction to oceanography, marine biology, and marine conservation in a blended format. The course overall totals four weeks, beginning with two weeks of online instruction followed by a 10-day marine science expedition to Belize, and then a couple more days online to wrap up the course.

The Ceiba Foundation for Tropical Conservation is a non-profit organization offering field courses taught by highly experienced and knowledgeable staff. Their field courses provide quality education while taking you to some of the most remote and pristine ecosystems left on earth.