Category: Costa Rica (Natural Sciences)

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Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

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Travel and Course Dates: May 24 – June 3, 2021

Visit the natural wonders of Costa Rica! Students will explore the majestic tropical forests, waterfalls, volcanoes, and hot springs of Costa Rica while learning the fundamental ecological principles at work in these systems. We’ll look at the global consequences of tropical deforestation/degradation and the conservation efforts countering these threats.The tropics also offer outstanding opportunities for stargazing due to low levels of light pollution and higher altitude locations for observation.

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Available course – Students must enroll in the course below.  Please talk to an advisor to ensure you have met all college enrollment requirements AND course prerequisites. Once accepted into the program, students will be notified of the Course Number and enrollment dates/deadlines.

Lead Faculty: Jim Wallis 

After you submit the application online, we will review it and an automatic email will be sent to your college email with details of your next steps, including scheduling your interview with the Costa Rica program lead faculty. Contact Jim Wallis (727-712-5403) with any specific questions about this program.

Student Travel Blog – For a taste of what it’s like to study abroad in Costa Rica, or to follow our students as they travel, read posts from the Costa Rica blog below.

Explore tropical ecology and astronomy in Costa Rica – Summer 2021!

Apply by February 1, 2021 Witness the biodiversity of Costa Rica! Students will explore the majestic tropical forests, waterfalls, volcanoes, and hot springs of Costa Rica while learning the fundamental ecological principles at work in these systems. We’ll look at the global consequences of tropical deforestation/ degradation and the conservation efforts countering these threats. Course … Continue reading Explore tropical ecology and astronomy in Costa Rica – Summer 2021!