Santa Clara University


Program Overview

Spring 2016 Program -  Accepting New Applications


baja-island Applications are now being accepted to join the 2016 Expedition to Circumnavigate Isla Espiritu Santo. Ideal candidates are juniors and seniors majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Science, and/or Biology. Only 16 applicants will be selected to participate in this year's expedition, which will take place during Spring Break, March 17-26. During the winter quarter, all expedition members must take both ENVS 142, Writing Natural History, which fulfills the advanced writing requirement, and ENVS 144, Natural History of Baja, which fulfills the lab science requirement. Cost for the expedition is $1,450 plus airfare. All costs while abroad, including meals and transportation, are included in this package, as are the costs for tentage, kayak rental, et cetera. Candidates will be accepted into the program on a rolling basis. 

Application forms can be found on the How To Apply page. Questions about the program can be addressed to

  • Coursework: Winter & Spring Quarters
  • Expedition: Spring Quarter
Program Highlights:
  • Hands-on field research
  • Excellent faculty support
  • Courses fulfill science requirements
  • Community-based learning
  • Fulfills 3rd Writing core requirement
Admission Requirement:
  • In good standing with the University
  • Preference given to Juniors and Seniors majoring in Environmental Studies, Biology, or Environmental Science
  • Minimum GPA: 2.75 (preferred)
  • Apply by the deadline

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