Each summer, UMass Boston offers several courses from May until August. These courses often feature field work that allows participants to use the island’s natural resources to investigate classroom topics. Click here to read more...
In most cases, housing at the field station or at Gouin Village is included in course fees; students provide their own meals and transportation to and from Nantucket. Cost varies yearly. If you are taking the course and do not need housing, a discount in fees may be available.
Courses offered explore many fields of study -- from marine biology, to painting, to hydrogeology. These programs, as well as all of UMass Boston's summer programs, are administered through UMass Boston's College of Advancing and Professional Studies, which oversees corporate, continuing, and distance education.
This winter, 2013, the island of Nantucket will be a science laboratory, called "The Living Lab" for a group of University of Massachusetts Boston students. Participating students will take a full course load studying many aspects of the earth and ocean sciences.