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Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Core Program Attributes: Direct Enrollment
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Apartment with Local Students, Homestay
Approved by: AAP, CALS, ENG, HUM EC, ILR, SHA Minimum Student Status: sophomore
Program Advisor: Rebecca Dlubac Curricular Highlights: Natural Science, Research, Sustainability
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. 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Approx. Start Approx. End
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Programs may fill long before their final deadline. * Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.

Indicates that deadline has passed. See CUAbroad.