Past International Opportunities

Tweeting Da Vinci -an interdisciplinary exploration of the southern Italian coastline

May 19-26, 2016
Along the southern side of Italy's Naples Bay lies Sorrento - the gateway to the Amalfi coast.  Long thought of as the perfect vacation spot, Naples Bay and the Mediterranean Sea dazzle us with their craggy cliffs, mysterious grottoes and shimmering bays. 

In addition, there is the wonder of the science, art and history of this southern Italian retreat. On this International Education program we will be investigating the history of the area, including Mt. Vesuvius and the destroyed cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the science that makes them a part of contemporary discussions in the area of volcanology and geology.  This area is still a volcanic hotbed since it is home to the Campi Flegrei caldera which reaches out into the Bay of Naples and the Mediterranean Sea.  Although there is no volcanic cone, the evidence of its reality can be seen when you view the sunken city of Baiae, a city that was as vital and beautiful as any waterfront location in Italy. How does this affect the marine life located in this part of the world? If you are a teacher, how would you bring all of this to life for your students? Settled long ago by the Romans, you will see the art and architecture that brings you to experience life in 79 AD.

ART 220: Ancient and Classical Art  
Any section of Italian language
ENG 335: The 20th Century American Novel    
HIS 101: Any section
BIO 151: Marine Biology - Gen Ed - no lab  
Any 3 credit education class
SAP 290-06: Global Learning in the 21 Century
This one credit class is strongly recommended for all student travelers

Taking 6 credits
 - Taking 3 credits
 - Full cost

Costs include: Round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, breakfast daily and sightseeing
Southern Italy (Florence, Amalfi Coast) application

June 2015 - Molloy College biology students, Katia Macklin, and Jacinta Marshall, traveled to Japan with Molloy College Global Learning June 2015, to present research performed at CERCOM under the direction of Dr. John T. Tanacredi, Professor of Earth and Environmental Studies, and Sixto Portilla, Scientific Technical Assistant to the Director of CERCOM.

Their research entitled, "Effect of pH on hatch rate and advancement through early developmental stages of the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus", was presented in Japan at the 3rd International Workshop on the Science and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs, at Saikai National Park, Kujukushima Sasebo-City, Nagasaki, Japan, providing our undergraduate research experience aid in the conservation of Horseshoe Crabs on a Global scal.

Mentored by Dr. John T. Tanacredi, Professor and Director of CERCOM at Molloy College, two Molloy College students, Jacinta Marshall and Katia Macklin, presented the CERCOM research they were involved in at the third International Workshop on the Science and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs at Saikai National Park, Kujukushima Sasebo-City, Nagasaki, Japan, in June 2015. The research project entitled "Effect of pH on Hatch Rate and Advancement through Early Developmental Stages of the Atlantic Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus"  will provide a better perspective on how to aid in the conservation of Horseshoe Crabs on a Global scale.

For more information contact Dr. John T. Tanacredi, Director of CERCOM at 516.323.3591 or


CERCOM By the Numbers



on the Great South Bay


Cooperative partners and advisory

council member groups


HSC Monitoring Sites from the Tip of Montauk to the Tip of Brooklyn


Species of crustacean named

after CERCOM's director

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