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Aquaculture in the Philippines

December 29 - January 17, 2016

The program is designed to familiarize students with aquaculture practices done in Southeast Asia. Students will be exposed to professionals in the aquaculture field and day-to-day living in a Southeast Asian country. The location of the program will conveniently allow students to visit historical sites from World War II. Students will receive intercultural and interdisciplinary experience.


This program is open to students in all disciplines over the age of 18. Students will earn 3 URI credits for AFS 492: Special Problems: Philippine Aquaculture. Classes will meet daily except on Sundays.

Course work will be supplemented with plenty of hands on work with various species of fish and invertebrates. Students will also be visiting the BFAR Lucap Marine Aquaculture Research Station that is near the Philippines Hundred Islands National Park, which is an internationally recognized marine protected area that incorporates some aquaculture projects as part of its integrated management plan. The location of the program coincidentally offers students the opportunity to visit significant historical sites from World War II.


Course Syllabus: Now Available!



The Philippines is made up of 7,101 islands located in Southeast Asia. It is populated by approximately 99 million people. As a result of its tropical maritime climate is calls itself home to wide variety of birds, plants, animals and sea creatures. This island country tends to be both hot and humid.

Accommodations and Meals:

Students will stay in dorm rooms of double occupancy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.


Program Cost:
Program Fee:
Total Cost:


Program Fee Includes:
Round-trip airfare
Excursions and cultural activities
In-country transportation
Health insurance


 NOTE: All fees subject to change



Program Deadlines:
Application Deadline: October 2, 2015
Final Payment Due: December 1, 2015


For more information, please contact:


Program Director
URI Faculty-Led Programs Office
Michael A. Rice
International Center

Department of Fisheries, Animal

& Veterinary Science

37 Lower College Road



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