“Bon bini!” is how locals say “welcome” on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, home to one of the Earth’s most diverse and pristine marine habitats. With CIEE, you’ll take part in scientific dives to the area’s living coral reef, and learn from expert instructors, your own independent research, and local conservation organizations. Plus, you’ll become a part of conservation communities, publish your results in a scientific journal, and play a direct hand in saving this fragile ecosystem. Study abroad in Bonaire and you'll: - Focus on coral reef ecology and ecosystems on a living Caribbean coral reef - Go on 35 scientific dives for class and independent research - Collaborate on research projects with the Bonaire National Marine Park, Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire, and CIEE Research Station in Bonaire - Present your research findings to the public in Bonaire - Publish the results of your research in the student scientific journal, “Physis: Journal of Marine Science” - Overnight trip to the neighboring island of Curacao for trip on the CuraSub to explore up to 900 feet below the surface and to see important cultural sites on the neighboring island.
Avenida General Milton Taváres de Souza, 171 - Gragoatá, Niterói - RJ, Brazil
This January, explore the business world and experience life in Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America. Join CIEE in lively Rio de Janeiro for our January Business and Culture program. You’ll get an insider view of what it’s like to do business here through classes and meetings with professional and cultural organizations. And you’ll experience a world-famous city known for its natural beauty, celebrations, and beaches. Study in Brazil and you will: -Go on excursions that will give you an overview of the geographic, cultural, and economic diversity in Rio and coastal Brazil -Join faculty for visits to businesses and corporate headquarter offices -Visit national museums and historical neighborhoods, attend soccer matches, and explore Rio’s rich and diverse arts culture -Grow familiar with the fascinating socio-political landscape of Rio and Brazil by meeting community leaders, participating in community engagement activities such as teaching basketball in Rio´s favelas, learning to play soccer, or working in a community garden
300 Fore Street, United States
As the political, economic, and cultural hub of Cuba, Havana is the perfect spot to practice your Spanish and gain insight into this country’s fascinating past. On CIEE’s Cuban Studies program, you’ll learn about the Cuban Revolution, Cuba’s relationship with the U.S., and Cuban art, language, and literature. Step into history in Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site that shows what life was like after the Spanish arrived, and become a part of Cuba’s rich culture. Study abroad in Cuba and you’ll: - Gain insight into Cuban culture, history, and relationships with the U.S. and other countries - Explore Havana – from Old Havana, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to modern Vedado, and the city’s diverse suburbs - Enjoy Havana’s world-famous music scene and the city’s many festivals