• Dominican Republic
    • Santo Domingo
Subject Areas
Biology Earth Sciences Ecology Marine Biology Natural Sciences Wildlife Sciences

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level


Starting Price
Price Details
The program fee includes tuition, accommodation, scheduled excursions and activities, and some meals.
Jun 19, 2018
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About Program

This program allows you to explore the basic principles of ecology, evolution, and island biogeography while living and studying in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Lectures focus on broad conceptual areas—such as population biology, speciation, or island biogeography.

You study the broad concepts of population biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, speciation, biogeography, and adaptive radiation throughout an entire Carbine island. You have the chance to explore habitats of lowland and montane forest, as well as estuary and reef, to strengthen your understanding of principles of community structure and diversity through direct observation of nature, and learn to use digital audio and video equipment to document some of the organisms you encounter.

The course is based in Santo Domingo, with lectures at the oldest university in the hemisphere, the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), founded in 1538. Open to both Harvard & Non-Harvard students.

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Program Highlights

  • You spend at least two nights at a campsite near the highest road on the island (about 8,000 feet elevation)
  • Since some of the most interesting, little explored, and pristine sites are remote, traveling often requires light hiking

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