Stony Brook University Winter program in Madagascar

New York State University Stony Brook Madagascar Winter Holiday Project

Sep 27, 2019 North America

Stony Brook University (SBU) is a famous public university founded in 1957. It is located in Stony Brook, Suffolk County, New York, and is the youngest in New York State. A university is listed by many public publications as one of the top public universities in New York State. Stony Brook University is one of the 62 members of the American Association of American Universities (AAU), ranked among the top 40 public research universities in the United States and the top 1% of universities in the world. Stony Brook University has many first-class scholars, and its teaching quality and research results are well-known internationally. The professors in Shixi gather among the top researchers in various fields. The famous physicist and Nobel Prize winner Yang Zhenning has been teaching at the school for 37 years. .Stony Brook University, a leader in primatology, ecology and evolution and sustainability studies offers an undergraduate Study Abroad program in Madagascar. The program is led by Dr. Patricia Wright, renowned scholar and MacArthur Fellow.

While based at Centre ValBio research station overlooking the rainforest and the rapids of the Namarona River, participants can work on an experiential learning project with experts in environmental arts, health care, conservation education, IT and engineering, water and climate, or herpetology.

Participants will also experience the culture and creativity of Madagascar. Activities include:

  • Visit remote villages with local guides to gather information, data and experience the culture
  • Weave cloth and baskets with village women
  • Observe the diversity of frogs-Ranomafana National Park has more frog species than any national park in the world
  • Spend time in Ranomafana National Park and observe the 12 species of lemur that make the park their home

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Application Guide

Study time From 2 Jan – 25 Jan, 2020
Deadline Oct 1, 2019
Teaching location Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Teaching units State University of New York at Stony Brook, ValBio Center Research Station
Applicable major Any
Applicable grade Any
Teaching language English
Tuition and fees and living expenses Total program fees: $6,937.30

The charge includes: application fee, administrative fee, tuition, college fee and so on. Please find more:

Requirements GPA 2.0 or higher
Application procedure 1.      Apply online :

2.      Send the GEO application form to email address:, name as “SUB2020Winter Application+ Name + Student ID + Major”


Approval authority Co-assessed by Southern University of Science and Technology and State University of New York at Stony Brook