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  • Locations: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Program Terms: January Intersession
  • Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
January Intersession 2018 11/15/2017
Rolling Admission 01/02/2018 01/13/2018
January Intersession 2019 10/01/2018 10/01/2018 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 2.80 Credit Type: Fairfield Credit
External Students: No Internships: No
Service Learning: No Great for these academic disciplines: Biology
Program Description:
Biology Field Experience in Brazil BI 319

Jan 2 - Jan 13, 2018

Biodiversity in Brazil ranks among the highest in the world. Over a period of ten days, students will be exposed to the diversity of the Atlantic forest and marine ecosystems.  Students will get the rare opportunity to observe wild populations of the endangered Golden Lion Tamarin and work with the marine conservation group Profauna in Ubatuba.  Students will learn various field techniques and get an introduction to rainforest diversity and sea turtle biology.  Each student will conduct independent research projects and analyze the data collected in Brazil during the spring semester.  Pre-requisites include Vertebrate Zoology BI 318 and/or Evolutionary Biology BI 365.  Permission of the instructor is required for registration.

Program Cost: $2475.00
Due: November 1, 2017