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CIEE Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica
Monteverde, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
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Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay
Areas of Study: Agriculture, Biology, Botany, Developmental Studies, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography, Humanities, Independent Study, Linguistics, Marine Science, Sciences, Spanish Class Status: 2-sophomore
Program Type: study abroad Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Program Description:
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:
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  • 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. 
 


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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/10/2018 ** Rolling Admission 02/07/2019 05/18/2019

** 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.
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