Costa Rica- Tropical Rainforests, Wildlife, and Culture
Course Number/Name: BIOL223 Introduction to Tropical Biology Study Abroad Costa Rica
Course Description: Discover the diverse environments of Costa Rica! During this trip, you will explore cloud forests, volcanoes, and multiple elevations of rainforest ecosystems. Throughout each experience, you will develop an ongoing analysis of ecological, social, and cultural issues specific to conservation in Costa Rica.
A wide range of activities and excursions enrich this hands-on course. Some field activities include searching for nocturnal wildlife, playing in waterfalls, riding a zipline, participating in watershed reforestation, and hiking extensively. Excursions provide engaging service opportunities in agriculture and education. Agricultural excursions include a visit an organic coffee farm, a medicinal herb farm, and a dairy where you have the chance to work along with the farmers.
This 1-credit course can be taken alone or in conjunction with BIOL222 Introduction to Tropical Biology offered during the Spring 2014 semester.
Instructor: Jon Titus, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Housing: Hotels, Ecolodges, Field Stations
Travel Dates: May 19- June 3, 2014
Application and Application Fee Deadline: February 1, 2014
Course Fee Deadline: April 1, 2014
Application: Apply Now- notification of acceptance into the program will be sent to students on a rolling basis. Payment of the course fee will guarantee your place in the program.