Skip to content
Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
CIEE: Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Monteverde, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Provider:
CIEE - Council on International Educational Exchange
Program Term(s):
Semester only
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.50
Prerequisites:
Yes
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Language courses offered:
Spanish
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared), Homestay
Areas of Study:
Agriculture, Forestry, Lands Management, Biology, Development Studies, Ecology, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, Geography, History, Latin American, Latina/o, and Caribbean Studies, Marine Science, Spanish Language & Literature
Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based
Additional Program Options:
Independent Study
Program Description:

Monteverde
CIEE Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica
You’re in for the ecological education of a lifetime. Take courses and do research in a spectacular cloud forest 4,600 feet above sea level in Monteverde at CIEE’s Study Center. You’ll come to understand the practical biological problems associated with agricultural development, ecotourism, and grassroots conservation efforts in developing countries.

Through rigorous coursework, and unique field opportunities including two extensive field trips throughout Costa Rica’s varied ecosystems, and the Panamanian coast, studying abroad in Monteverde, acquaints you with practical biological problems associated with agricultural development, eco-tourism, and grassroots conservation efforts in developing countries.

Study abroad in Costa Rica and you will:
logo

  • Gain hands-on experience through an independent research project
  • Participate in two 2.5 week field trips, including a trip to Panama to observe marine diversity in the coral reefs off the Bocas del Toro Islands
  • Live in a biological station surrounded by the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Get to known rural Costa Rica during a one-month homestay with a local family
  • Study Spanish at nine different levels with no more than four students per instructor
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.