Dixie State University :: Study Abroad :: Costa Rica

Costa Rica


Program Details

Natural History of Costa Rica will incorporate a weekly meeting during spring semester to gain an understanding of the natural history, culture and geography of Costa Rica. We will then visit several field sites in different ecological settings, from cloud forests down to lowland tropical rainforests. Along the way, we will learn a bit about the culture and history of Costa Rica and have the opportunity to enjoy local cuisine. This trip will immerse you in the tropical forests that Costa Rica is so well known for.

Program Requirements

  • Must be 18 years old at time of departure
  • 2.0 GPA

Tentative Dates

Spring Semester 2018 (classes on DSU campus)
May 6-21, 2018 (Travel)

Course Credit

ENVS 3910- Natural History of Costa Rica
(3 credit hours)

Estimated Program Fee


Program Fee Covers

In-country transportation, lodging, most meals.

Program Fee DOES NOT Cover

DSU tuition, roundtrip international airfare, passport fees, souvenirs, travel insurance, other
discretionary spending.

Program Sites

Program Directors

Kelly Bringhurst, Director of Community Engaged Learning
Email: kbringhurst@dixie.edu Phone: 435-652-7768 Office: North Plaza 147

Marius van der Merwe, Associate Professor of Biology
Email: marius@dixie.edu Phone: 435-652-7924 Office: Science Building 203