Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Monteverde, Costa Rica
- Program Terms: Summer
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: CIEE
Costa Rica is the ideal location in which to study tropical biology and conservation. As a land bridge between North and South America, and with a unique geography and climate, Costa Rica offers a high biodiversity of both species and ecosystems. The country is a center of tropical ecology research and teaching in the Western Hemisphere and a model for the rest of the developing world in conservation; 20% of Costa Rica is composed of extensive national parks and biological reserves.
The summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation study abroad program in Monteverde, Costa Rica is designed for students with biology-related majors who have completed at least one semester of college-level biology plus one additional semester of college-level biology, ecology or environmental science and who seek intensive, sophisticated tropical field and science course work in Costa Rica from both theoretical and taxonomic perspectives. All courses are taught in English.
|Education Abroad Advisor||Make an appointment with Rachel Landers at any time!|
|Get Started||Attend or watch an Ed Abroad 101 Session|
|Program Dates||Current CIEE Calendar
Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
|Areas of Study||Explore the courses offered on this program
This program is a good fit for the following majors:
|Credits||Students enroll in 10 semester credits (15 quarter credits).|
|Capstone Option||There are no capstone options for this program.|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Host Country Language||Spanish|
|Housing||Homestay and Shared Apartments (biological station)|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Minimum GPA Requirements||2.75
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
|Language Requirement||No previous language study required, though college level Spanish language recommended.|
|Additional Program Requirements||
|Program Fee||Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee
PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!
|PSU Fees||Click here to view PSU Fees
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account.
Program Fee Includes: