Island School Shark Week

Cape Eleuthera Island School

  • $1750

  • August 16 2020

  • Not released yet

  • 10th - 12th

  • No


The Gap Year Program at the Cape Eleuthera Institute is an intensive 8-week program focused on leadership, ecology, research, and sustainable development. More than simply a travel or study abroad experience, The Cape Eleuthera Institute_Сйs remote location and intentional community living challenges participants to think about our impact on the environment and uses those challenges to maximize their potential and growth in both education and real life skills! Our Gap Year program allows participants to take a step back to view the big picture; it is a chance to look at where they_Сйve come from, where they_Сйve gone and create a path for where they would like to go. Our program here at CEI harnesses all of the above and helps give young adults the desire to challenge their own thinking, and develop as critical members of an ever evolving global society. Our program combines the following five interdependent components: Our program is an experiential education program where the learning is hands-on and tangible. Our classes in Human Ecology, Environmental Issues and Marine Ecology challenge students to learn by going out in the field using the wonders of nature and the ocean to learn new and challenging concepts. They will learn not only from their experiences, but also from the reflection on those experiences, and gain a broader understanding of place. Though our program is an adventure from start to finish, we take pride in offering adventurous and challenging opportunities for huge personal growth. Participants will participate at their own level in activities from plunging into amazing turquoise waters and sandy beaches to kayak trips (including a solo reflective experience), SCUBA Certification or continuation, freediving, cave exploration, cycling and personal exercise challenges in a _СТchallenge by choice_Сќ method open to all level of fitness! Participants have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from an amazing team of Cape Eleuthera Institute researchers doing cutting edge research in areas of Shark Conservation, Turtle Tagging, Invasive Lionfish, Bonefish, Climate Change, Mangrove and Reef Ecology, Sustainable Fisheries, Food Security and Sustainability Initiatives as well as Alternative Energy and Green Design Techniques. Participants will be getting hands-on experience with real science, contributing to current studies and getting involved with a team that is committed to making a difference globally! Participants will be exposed to the history, culture, geography and relevant environmental and social issues of The Bahamas and the island of Eleuthera. In a week of travel and cultural immersion, they will travel up and down the island spending time with locals, experiencing their customs and traditions and learning about their island from the farms and beaches to the caves and blue holes, and the mysteries and lore surrounding them. Participants will also have the opportunity to visit local schools and learn and share experiences with our youngest Bahamians. Through working with younger students, taking on responsibilities, and managing freedom in a safe and supervised environment, participants become empowered, capable and self-reliant. Our program will invite participants to be challenged physically, mentally and culturally and through this, they will gain confidence in their own abilities, as well as in the way they work with and support others. Our program provides opportunities for them to learn about themselves, push their boundaries, question their assumptions and learn to solve real world problems. 2016 Spring Dates: January 17 _СР March 18, 2016, Tuition $7,845, plus 7.5% value-added tax 2016 Fallл_Dates: Augustл_21 _СР Octoberл_21, 2016, Tuition $7,845, plus 7.5% value-added tax 2017 Springл_Dates: January 15л_- л_March 17, 2017, Tuition $7,845, plus 7.5% value-added tax Tuition includes dorm accommodation, meals, and program-related activities. Additional expenses include travel to and from Eleuthera, extra SCUBA certifications, and spending money. WHO SHOULD APPLY? Students looking for hands-on involvement with innovative projects that teach people how to live more responsibly. The Gap Year opportunity is for high-school graduates or enrolled college students taking a semester or year off before continuing their academic career. If you would like to challenge yourself, both personally and professionally and are ready to be part of a community who considers each other family, living alongside scientists, directors, and other students, this program is for you. We hope with the completion of the eight weeks to have set you up for the future, for the challenge, the new endeavors and experiences that life will hold for each of you when you graduate. For more information or questions, please contact Karen Knight.

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Opportunity Information

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Application Deadline

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International/The Bahamas, Alabama


August 16 2020

Financial AID


Grade Levels

10th / 11th / 12th

Last Updated on

December 6 2019

Opportunity Types

Summer Program

Important Dates

Start Date

August 16 2020

End Date

November 6 2020

Deadline Date

Not released yet


Spring 2021

Start Date: January 24 2021

End Date: April 16 2021

Deadline Date: December 6 2019

Fall 2021

Start Date: August 22 2021

End Date: November 12 2021

Deadline Date: December 6 2019


Science, Health and Medicine