Dolphin Studies in Honduras

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May 21 - June 4, 2016

The Program

Join Dr. Stan Kuczaj, Director of the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory at The University of Southern Mississippi, and participate in studies of dolphin communication and social interaction at the Roatan Institute of Marine Studies.

Academic Credit and Course Registration

USM students need to register themselves as soon as summer registration is available. Your personalized course registration code will be sent to you via email. Non-USM students will be registered by your program coordinator as soon as summer registration becomes available. Click here for more information on course registration.

Students will earn four (4) credit hours for participation in one of the following courses:


  • BSC 404CA (2 hours)|BSC 404CA Lab (2 hours) -OR-
  • PSY 444CA (3 hours)|PSY 492CA (1 hour)


  • BSC 504CA (2 hours)|BSC 504CA Lab (2 hours) -OR-
  • PSY 544CA (3 hours)|PSY 691CA (1 hour)


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of Study Abroad and the Dolphin Studies Director.

NOTE: Space available for 14 students maximum. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis. 


$5,700 undergraduate and $5,900 graduate
Cost includes flight, on-site program transportation, tuition, fees, mandatory travel insurance, room and board.

Financial Aid

The Dolphin Studies in Honduras Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the Office Study Abroad.

Application and Payment Deadliness

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by March 4, 2016. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of Study Abroad. Balance of fees, less deposit, should be paid according to the regular summer schedule as outlined by the USM Business Services Office. Click here for more details on the payment process. The withdrawal deadline is March 18, 2016.

Withdrawal Process and Policy

Program Director Information


Program Coordinator Information

Celine Ingram
Office of Study Abroad