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CIEE: Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Monteverde, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/14/2018 08/09/2018

** 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):
Summer
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Prerequisites:
Yes
Previous Language Study Req?:
No
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Language courses offered:
Spanish
Housing Options:
Apartment (Shared)
Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Developmental Sciences, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Foresty, Humanities, Independent Study, Spanish, Zoology
Program Description:

Monteverde
CIEE Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Spend the summer exploring Costa Rica’s diverse and imitable ecosystems and gain comprehensive insight into their conservation through theory, hands-on exposure, and direct experimentation.

Through rigorous coursework, Spanish language instruction, extensive travel throughout Costa Rica, and an independent research project, study 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

  • Camp and hike in some of Costa Rica’s most amazing protected areas, including rain forest, dry forest, mangroves, beaches, and more
  • Live in Monteverde, an internationally recognized area of research and natural beauty, and home to a world famous Cloud Forest
  • Gain research experience conducting your own independent project
  • Experience rural Costa Rica through a homestay with a local family
  • Enjoy cultural activities in the town of Monteverde
 

Find out more.

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