Marine Ecology and Spanish Immersion
Time: every other year over Christmas break
Location: Discovery Bay Marine Laboratory (DBML) in Jamaica
Instructors: Prof. Gregory Diersen (MLC), Dr. Robert Anderson (WLC), and Dr. Lawrence Olson (MLC)
Description: An introduction to marine ecology in a unique field and laboratory environment on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Major habitats studied include turtle grass beds, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, estuaries, and tide pool and rocky shore communities.
Costs: To be determined each trip. All travel and ground expenses are covered, including round-trip airfare, transport on the island, room and board, and instructional fees. The only additional expenses to participants are incidentals and souvenirs.
For more information, contact Dr. Lawrence Olson (MLC) at
The Spanish Immersion Program is a month-long intensive language study specifically designed for the upper intermediate/advanced level student. The program has operated in Mexico, Ecuador, and Argentina, and is presently in Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru. Participants agree to abide by a Spanish-only language pledge during their time abroad.
For more information, contact:
Prof. Paul Bases
(507) 354-8221 ext. 255