Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

Summer I 2019

Dates: April 24 – May 3, 2019

Walk on the wild side with a hands-on trip to Costa Rica. Students will explore the region’s tropical ecosystems through a three-credit, field-based course in Tropical Field Ecology (BIO 4900). The goal of the 10 day-long field-based course is to expose students to the diverse ecosystems of the tropics including rainforests, mangrove wetlands, flood plains, rivers, and tropical dry forests.

Students snorkel rocky reefs, and travel by plane, bus, boat, raft and horseback to experience the beauty and biodiversity of this small but amazing country.

Students will experience biological preserves in different regions of the country, including Dominical, Guanacaste, and Sarapiqui. Program cost includes round-trip flights, all transportation and accommodation, all entrance fees and educational activities, and most meals.

Deposit (Due March 1, 2019)$500
First Installment (Due March 15, 2019)$1,000
Second Installment (Due April 1, 2019)$1,000
Third Installment (Due April 15, 2019)$800
Total Program Charges$3,300

If you would like to pay the entire balance of the Classical Theatre in Greece program (instead of making installment payments) please select the "Balance Payment" option from the drop-down. If you choose this option, the balance payment is due by March 15, 2019.

For more information, visit the program website , or contact Dr. Scott Tiegs by e-mail at

All payments are non-refundable except in case of emergency or program cancellation. Requests for refunds will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis..