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  • Locations: Woods Hole, United States
  • Program Terms: Fall
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Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Area of Study: Biochemistry, Biology, Environmental Studies, Marine Science
SA Program Focus: Research Match for Oberlin Spring '22: No
Program Description:
The SES program is a rigorous immersion in environmental science for students serious about understanding and solving real-world problems such as climate change, disruption of global element cycles, invasive species, sea-level rise and pollution of surface water and groundwater.

The Fall semester program, which typically begins on Labor Day weekend each year and concludes approximately 15-weeks later, is held at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. The curriculum provides an intensive field and laboratory-based introduction to ecosystem science and the biogeochemistry of coastal forests, freshwater ponds and estuaries. Practical, scientific-based experience is at the core of the program; you’ll spend 20 hrs/week in the lab and field studying estuaries, bays, freshwater ponds, as well as coastal forest and grassland ecosystems on Cape Cod. Although offered in Woods Hole, a mecca for ocean science, about half the curriculum is focused on terrestrial ecosystems – contrasting ecosystems on land and sea. You will work with and learn from research scientists at the world renown Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). In its 132 year history, 58 Nobel Laureates have studied or worked at the MBL.

For more details, please see the SES Brochure or visit the program's website.