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UF in the Bahamas - Invertebrate Biodiversity on Coral Reefs
San Salvador, Bahamas (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Advisor: Leslie Johnson
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UF Course Registration: ZOO 6927
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Program Type: Research, UF Sponsored Field of Study: Biodiversity, Biology
Program Description:

UF in the Bahamas

Invertebrate Biodiversity on Coral Reefs
Spring: January 8-February 9, 2018


About the Program

Join us for this unique, productive, and enriching way to study Invertebrate Biodiversity! This program takes advantage of the rich biota of the Bahamas and Florida to investigate animal organization, evolution, and biodiversity. It emphasizes comparative study of form and function, in phylogenetic and environmental contexts. Students will study living representatives of diverse animal phyla in the lab and field. About 4 weeks will be spent at a field station in San Salvador studying diverse reef biota, the remainder in FL.

About the Location

San Salvador is the easternmost island in the Bahamas and home to the Gerace Research Station. This low island is surrounded by coral reefs and sand banks that provide a superb location for the study of marine biodiversity.


You will experience local excursions by boat and car, shore and snorkel.


  • Application to Biology Immersion Program
  • Open to all majors
  • 2.5 GPA or higher

RECOGNIZE and analyze current issues in biology

DISTINGUISH and separate facts, fiction, and opinion

IDENTIFY contentious issues in marine bioldiversity

DEVELOP messages to communicate about contentious issues in liberal arts and sciences using appropriate multimedia and social media

Course Information

College of Liberal Artus and Sciences
Department of Biology

ZOO 4205C/ZOO 6927: Invertebrate Biodiversity on Coral Reefs
Courses are taught by UF faculty 

Total Number of Credits Offered: 4 UF GPA


Dorm-style facility at Gerace Research Station.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $3,091

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure.

What's Included:

Tuition for 4 credits, housing, food, and in-country transportation. 

What's Not Included:

Travel to San Salvador, additional personal travel, and optional personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Leslie Johnson


Faculty Program Director
Gustav Paulay


This program is currently not accepting applications.