Course Offerings

Non-Credit Travel to the Caribbean: Biology of Oceanic Islands

Are you interested in the forces that have shaped the islands of the Caribbean? 

Non credit Winter Session travel associated with the fall 2013 course BIOLOGY OF OCEANIC ISLANDS is now open to ALL students.

The January non-credit travel course will take place aboard the Sea Education Association's SSV Corwith Cramer. The vessel will sail for 8 days in the Caribbean departing from and returning to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ithaca College faculty and students will sail north, then south to the island of Culebra where they will help with island conservation work with locals. On board the boat, students will learn how to take and interpret oceanographic measurements.

January 8-16, 2014

($500 deposit non-refundable after November 1.)

Register online via HomerConnect for Winter 2014 BIOL 20900-01 Experiences in Biology (CRN 30006).

Deposit of $500 due to reserve spot. Checks or credit cards accepted. Remainder due November 1st.

  • This fee covers all lodging, food, insurance, training, and academic program for 8 days on board the ship.
  • Students purchase their own airfare to PR and back (estimated $400-$500).
  • No passport is needed unless you are not a US citizen
  • Trip is only for IC students
  • A physical exam is needed (or a doctor's signature if you have had a physical within last year)

For more information, please contact Susan Swensen ( or Peter Melcher (