Globalization of Education

Aquatic Food Production in the Philippines
January 2 – 20, 2017

The program is designed to familiarize students with aquaculture practices done in Southeast Asia. Students will be exposed to professionals in the aquaculture field and day-to-day living in a Southeast Asian country. The location of the program will conveniently allow students to visit historical sites from World War II. Students will receive intercultural and interdisciplinary experience.


Students will earn 3 URI credits for AFS 492: Special Problems: Philippine Aquaculture. This program is open to students in all disciplines over the age of 18.

Course work will be supplemented with plenty of hands on work with various species of fish and invertebrates. Students will also be visiting the BFAR Lucap Marine Aquaculture Research Station that is near the Philippines Hundred Islands National Park, which is an internationally recognized marine protected area that incorporates some aquaculture projects as part of its integrated management plan. The location of the program coincidentally offers students the opportunity to visit significant historical sites from World War II.

Course Syllabus: Now Available!

Read Philippine news coverage of the 2015 class here!

View photos of of the 2015 program here!


The Philippines is made up of 7,101 islands located in Southeast Asia. It is populated by approximately 99 million people. As a result of its tropical maritime climate is calls itself home to wide variety of birds, plants, animals and sea creatures. This island country tends to be both hot and humid.

Accommodations and Meals:

Students will stay in double -occupancy rooms while in the Philippines. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided.

Program Cost: TBA

Program Fee Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Excursions and cultural activities
  • In-country transportation
  • Health Insurance

NOTES: All fees subject to change.

Program Deadlines:

Application Deadline: TBA

Final Payment Due: TBA


For more information, please contact:

Program Director
Michael A. Rice
Department of Fisheries, Animal & Veterinary Science

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International Center

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