CCMI’s Little Cayman Research Centre

What people say

“Visiting CCMI was the best experience of my college career. The hands-on learning and research opportunities they provided allowed me to grow both professionally and personally. The staff and surrounding community on the island welcomed us as one of their own and were eager to teach us about their beloved oceans.”

“My time spent at CCMI helped me grow as a researcher and as a responsible steward of the earth. I learned so much about marine research and the importance of reefs. I was inspired by the work CCMI is doing and the way that CCMI staff values and integrates sustainability in their daily practices. I also simply fell in love with the reefs around Little Cayman, it was so exciting to see new and unique things every time I went in the water!”

“Going to CCMI was a once in a lifetime experience that will stay with me forever. In just one week I was able to explore an entire island, meet incredible people, learn more about coral reefs and the research that is being done to protect and restore them, and gain an even greater appreciation for our environment that I will take with me into my career in environmental policy.”

“This trip was mind-blowing! Educational, eye-opening, and well-structured. I learned so much and I wouldn’t change a thing.”
Indiana University 2022 Alumni

“I learned so much about our reefs and their importance to our world. I also learned how to maintain and grow the health of our reefs, not only as a scientist but as a resident of this planet.”
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse 2023 Alumni

If you are interested in bringing a university group to CCMI’s Little Cayman Research Centre, enquire directly by email.

Visiting Universities

CCMI has been creating bespoke study abroad programming with Colleges and Universities from the Cayman Islands, the United States of America and the United Kingdom since its inception in 2008. Our education team has a diverse set of skills which we use to produce lectures, workshops and laboratory activities appropriate for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. We are always looking to foster new professional relationships with Colleges and Universities across the planet, if you are interested in bringing a study abroad course to CCMI, please email our Education Team here:

We are thankful to have worked with the following institutions and hope to continue these prestigious relationships for many years to come.

Cayman Islands Further Education Centre
Cedar Crest College
Dartmouth College
Delaware Technical Community College
Florida Atlantic University
Indiana University
International College of the Cayman Islands
Kean University
Lawrence University

Louisianna State University
Roane State Community College
Rutgers University
Saginaw Valley State University
Simpson College
Wellesley College
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
University College of the Cayman Islands
University of Delaware
University of Florida
University of North Carolina – Greensboro
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin – La Crosse