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Tropical Biology: Costa Rica

Experience first-hand the global nature of biology and witness the diversity of the tropics and our cultural differences. You’ll have the unique opportunity to study the tropical biology and biodiversity of one of the best available examples of tropical forests in Central America.

Travel to several sites in Costa Rica and see a vast range of habitats and life forms in a tropical setting. You’ll make observations and conduct experiments in low, mid and
high-elevation environments.

Excursions will include outings to natural areas that exemplify many of the major ecological regions of Costa Rica, including:

  • Lowland tropical forest
  • Coastal wetland areas
  • Coral reef systems
  • Cloud forest

Our small-class environment will help you learn, through their own experiences, topics that most students only read about.

Program Summary

Focus: Biology

Term: Summer II

Travel Dates: July 10 - Aug. 11, 2023

Application Deadline: Nov. 10, 2022

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