As a supplement to its Biology curriculum, the College of Sciences has developed a study abroad program for students interested in Tropical Marine Biology at UCF.
This program is a SCUBA based course in which students spend the first part of the week learning about marine biodiversity (fishes, corals, other invertebrates, marine mammals, plants) and the second part of the week undertaking small group research projects underwater.
This program will be hosted by the Roatan Institute of Marine Science, in Roatan, Honduras.
Students will present project results on the last evening of the class.
When departing Honduras by air, you will be charged an airport tax of $38. The airport tax must be paid at the airport in cash in either U.S. dollars or lempiras. Checks and credit cards are not accepted.
Payment breakdown based upon the minimum number of students:
Payment 1: $100 (non-refundable)
Payment 2: $1000
Payment 3: $662.50
Payment 4: $662.50
The following services are included as part of the program fee:
The following services are not included as part of the program fee:
Students who will be scuba diving as part of this program are required to purchase a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Membership and Master Plan for medical emergencies while scuba diving. Students can purchase this DAN membership here:
Prior to the start of the program, students must provide proof of the DAN membership with Master Plan to the Office of International Studies in Millican Hall.
Disclaimer: The cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (for most programs), independent travel, and personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare or other transportation costs incurred by the student. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. Students will be notified via Knights email if there are any significant changes made to the program.