This is a great opportunity for a student looking for an interesting, cost effective summer field science course in a location that is exotic, foreign, and safe. There is the opportunity to study Portuguese language and culture alongside the science,
and I even have a small amount of scholarship funding to help defray costs. It would be great to get another student from College of the Environment!
I recently left Woods Hole to move to the Netherlands after working for 23 years at SEA Education Association as a Professor of Oceanography, so I know a number of people at UW. My wife and I (also a biologist and oceanographer) designed a summer field course taught at Univ. of the Azores last summer that went really well so they’ve asked us to teach it again this June. Last year we had 8 students from France, Canada, and several US schools including Georgetown, Miami of Ohio, SUNY campuses, and Univ. of Washington (a rising sophomore in the Aquatic and Fisheries Science program, and one of the strongest students in my group!). Majors ranged from International business to biology and env.sci., and
the Study in Portugal Network is growing and now has formal affiliations with 15 US universities.
Erik Zettler, Ph.D.
Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry
NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research & Utrecht University P.O. Box 59 |1790 AB Den Burg | The Netherlands