The Bahamas Enrollment Information 2022

Congratulations on being selected to travel on The Bahamas: Marine Ecology and Sustainability travel program!

This trip is dedicated to improving your scientific research skills while contextualizing your findings within the realities of culture and the challenges of sustainability. Additionally, you will actively engage with place through a variety of challenging outdoor experiences.

Enrollment Process:

  1. Review the resources to make an informed decision
    • Once you have read the resources, please contact us if you decide NOT to enroll.
  2. Complete the enrollment paperwork
    • Please note: You will have to print, upload, and mail paperwork as part of this process. Thank you in advance!
  3. Complete payment

Your Next Steps

1. Review Resources to Make an Informed Decision

As you and your family consider your enrollment, please consult the following resources.

  • Review updated itinerary: Visit The Bahamas Travel Program page
  • The Bahamas 2022 Travel Medicine Advisory Letter from Dr. Bryant Benson, Medical Director of Deerfield Academy
  • CDC and State Department briefings on The Bahamas (A PDF of the CDC page from April 8 can be downloaded here, if you would prefer)
  • Information about International SOS, our travel medicine and security services provider
    • If you would like to speak with a medical or security professional at ISOS about the trip, please contact the CSGC.
  • Program notes:
    • The Island School’s current Covid-19 mandate requires that everyone traveling to campus be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (two dose series).
    • Depending on your nationality, a tourist visa may be required to travel to The Bahamas. Please click here to check if you will need a tourist visa to visit The Bahamas.
    • A Bahamas Travel Health Visa is required for all travelers traveling to The Bahamas.  The CSGC will help coordinate the application process.

2. Complete Enrollment Paperwork

Once you have considered the above information with your parent/guardian and have decided to enroll, please download and complete with your parent/guardian the following forms, if you and your parent/guardian agree to all terms.

If you are choosing not to enroll, please let the Center for Service and Global Citizenship know as soon as possible.

All forms must be submitted by April 20, 2022.

1. Download Forms:

2. Scan & Upload:

Once completed, please scan the following:

  • Deerfield Waiver (Please Note: original with ink signatures needs to be mailed in as well.)
  • A color copy of your student Passport

To securely upload forms, please choose from the following:

Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

DA Employee Parent/Guardian secure upload (Please use your parent/guardian DAinfo username and password to login)

3. Mail Forms:

Once previous steps have been completed, please mail the following original copies with ink signatures:

  • Deerfield Waiver: Deerfield Academy’s Agreement, Waiver, and Release of Liability Form for The Bahamas
  • Third Party Provider Form: CEI Medical Authorization and Liability Release
  • Travel Health Questionnaire

Mail to:

The Center for Service and Global Citizenship
Deerfield Academy
7 Boyden Ln
Deerfield, MA 01342

3. Complete Payment

A non-refundable trip deposit, paid by check, your online student account via the Diamond Mind portal, or wire transfer is due by April 20. Please see the invitation email for specific payment information, or contact the Center for Service and Global Citizenship office with questions.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Center for Service and Global Citizenship via email or phone: 413-774-1435.

This page contains enrollment information for students who have been selected for one of our 2022 trips. If you are interested in other Global Studies programs or future travel opportunities, please contact the The Center for Service and Global Citizenship.