Loyola University Chicago

Department of Biology

Opportunities Abroad

Volunteer Opportunities Abroad by GoEco

Oceans Research Unit in Mossel Bay, South Africa

African Campus is offering an opportunity for undergraduate students of all levels to become a member of the Oceans Research Unit in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

The renowned Oceans Research Internship offers a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity for students to gain hands on practical training in conducting  research on South Africa's marine mega-fauna, including the great white shark. Interns join our scientists daily on their research expeditions to  conduct groundbreaking research and experiments involving Mossel Bay's sharks and marine mammals.

Being a part of this internship, students will gain valuable insight and training in the latest research techniques and seamanship to equip them with the skills necessary to be a successful marine biologist.

If you feel that this opportunity is something that may be interesting or  beneficial to your students, please feel free to pass this information onto them and I would be happy to supply more information.


Fax: 228.818.8894

Website: usm.edu/ocean

International field course - Tropical Biology in the Galapagos

The course will take place in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands on January 2-13, 2019.  The majority of the class will be spent island hopping throughout the archipelago, including stays on San Cristobal, Santa Cruz, and Isabela islands.  Please consider passing this information along to any students who may be interested in this opportunity.  Full details about the course are available at the USM Study Abroad website

The deadline to apply is September 17, 2018, so interested students must submit an application soon.  The class size is limited to 14 students, but spots are still available.  All applications must be submitted electronically through the USM Office of Study Abroad.  More information about the application process can be found here

If you or your students have any questions about this course, please let me know.  Best wishes to your Fall semester! 



Darcie Graham

Graduate Program & Grant Coordinator

Program Director, Ecuador Study Abroad

Division of Coastal Sciences


Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

School of Ocean Science and Engineering

University of Southern Mississippi

703 East Beach Drive; Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Phone: 228.818.8887

Fax: 228.818.8894

Website: usm.edu/ocean