Office of International Education

Globalization of Education

Summer 2016

Based at the Bermuda Maritime Museum, this diving-intensive field school teaches students how to survey, document, map and excavate historic shipwrecks. Participants will have a chance to examine a variety of shipwrecks from the 16th – 19th centuries; to undertake systematic archaeological surveys of the reef systems; and to document, map and test excavate an English shipwreck from the late 18th / early 19th century. Students who are able to scuba dive get the most out of the course.


Students will enroll in either 3 or 6 credits. Courses are taught by faculty from URI and St. Mary’s College of California.

Courses available include:

  • HIS 391 – Directed Study
  • HIS 396 – Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology Field School
  • HIS 591 – Directed Study


Bermuda is an archipelago consisting of seven main islands and about 130 smaller islands lying about 580 miles east of North Carolina. Bermuda became a self-governing colony in 1620. Today, Bermuda’s population of approximately 65,000 is diverse, consisting of numerous nationalities and ethnic groups. Bermuda has developed into a highly successful offshore financial center and has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world.

Accommodations and Meals:

While in Bermuda, students will stay in double occupancy, dormitory style rooms. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

 Program Fee: $3,500

Program Fee Includes:

  • 3-6 URI Credits
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • In-country transportation
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • Archaeological and dive related equipment
  • Health insurance

NOTE: All fees subject to change.

Program Deadlines

Application Deadline: April 1, 2016

Final Payment Due: June 1, 2016


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Rod Mather
History Department

Program Director
James Allan
St. Mary’s College, CA

URI Faculty-Led Programs
International Center
37 Lower College Road

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Important Dates

Winter J Term

Application Deadline:
October 2, 2015
Scholarship Deadline:
November 1, 2015
Final Payment Deadline:
December 1, 2015


Application Deadline: 
December 1, 2015
Scholarship Deadline:
December 1, 2015

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