Grand Cayman Program Meeting this Monday, Feb 1

Please plan to attend the informational meeting with Dr. Bill Ruf who leads the Grand Cayman Overseas Studies Program.


Information Meeting:                       Monday, Feb. 1, at 4 PM in JH 422


Biology majors can get credit for an upper level lab _and_ be certified in scuba while learning about coral reef ecology!!!


Grand Cayman Spring Experience will be held this year:  


May 10, 2016 to May 19, 2016



DEADLINE TO APPLY:                Monday, February 8


  • Coral reefs, beaches, excellent snorkeling
  • British Caribbean island south of Cuba
  • West Indian flora and fauna

Program Organization

  • This is an IU-Administered Program
  • Summer Tropical Ecology Program
  • 12 IU students
  • IU faculty members
  • 3 predeparture weekend orientation meetings in Bloomington in the spring
  • Snorkeling instruction available in Bloomington

Academic Program

  • 3 IU credits (BIOL-L 433, Tropical Biology) (one upper level lab)
  • Program led by IU Professor Bill Ruf
  • Daily visits to coral reefs, mangroves, terrestrial marine and coastal habitats
  • Emphasis on ecology and co-evolution between plants and animals, both terrestrial and aquatic

More information about the Grand Cayman program is available on the Overseas Study website.