Gap years provide students with the chance to learn more about themselves as well as their academic and personal interests. More than simply a travel or study abroad experience, the Cape Eleuthera Institute offers a unique gap year experience based in ecology, sustainability, and adventure education. Students work alongside researchers, embark on expeditions, and develop their connection to the natural world. 


One week summer research programs offered at the Cape Eleuthera Institute for students of all ages, elementary students through high school. Courses offered include Open Water SCUBA Week, Coral Reef Diver Week, Shark Week, Marine Explorers Week, and Eleutheran Explorers.


The Island School’s Expeditionary Summer Program is a partnership with Hurricane Island Outward Bound. Throughout fourteen days at sea, students will develop sailing and navigation skills in a multitude of open water conditions. In addition, students will gain the tools to collect data independently across study sites throughout the Exuma Islands.