Students must be vaccinated by university policy, provider policy and international travel entrance requirements.
BIOL 2006: Tropical Ecology
This course will survey the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems in Costa Rica, including rainforest, cloud forest, dry forest, and agricultural systems. Recurring themes will be similarities and connections between native ecosystems and agricultural systems. Course will satisfy the following LAS requirements: SMT, GDNC
July 22, 2022 - August 1, 2022
Estimated Price: $3,120*
PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.
First payment due: March 25, 2022 $1,040
Second payment due: April 25, 2022 $1,040
Third payment due: May 25, 2022 $1,040
**If you received the Global Ambassador Scholarship, it will be divided evenly amongst the payments. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Price does not include the cost of a 3 credit summer undergraduate course due upon time of registration in April/May.
3 credit summer course SGOCE fee: $963.00
Sample Itinerary (subject to change)
|July 22, 2022||Depart from Boston Logan Airport to San Jose, Juan Santa Maria Airport.|
|July 23, 2022||Travel to Pocosol field station (rainforest) and orientation.|
|July 24-25, 2022||Natural history hikes, service learning, and a night hike.|
|July 26, 2022||Travel to Monteverde. Orientation to Finca La Bella, a sustainable, community-based farm where we will stay|
|July 27, 2022||Morning hike in the cloud forest and hummingbird gallery visit. Afternoon presentation on land use changes in the area. Evening: Mist-netting bats (tentative)|
|July 28, 2022||Morning service learning with reforestation. Afternoon coffee tour.|
|July 29, 2022||Morning tour of family farm, and help with farm project at Finca La Bella. Afternoon discussion with farmers.|
|July 30, 2022||Travel and orientation to waterfall and dry forest in Guanacaste and hike.|
|July 31, 2022||Dry forest hike (morning). Afternoon beach visit to Playa Hermosa.|
|August 1, 2022||Return to Boston|
Just some of the wonderful creatures you'll see
Exploring the rainforest
One of the many adventures