Costa Rica

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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 2017 (5-5:50 Wednesday classes on DSU campus in Snow 112)
May 9-23, 2017 (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, travel insurance

Program Sites

San Jose, UGA San Luis, Children’s Eternal Rainforest, La Fortuna (Arenal volcano), Cano Palma in Tortuguero area. Field stations are in remote areas and have rustic accommodations. Participants should be prepared for a physically active program with moderate amounts of hiking.

Program Fee DOES NOT Cover

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

Program Directors

Kelly Bringhurst, Department Chair Physical Sciences
Email: Phone: 435-652- 7768 Office: SNOW 215A

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

Theda Wrede, Associate Professor of English
Email: Phone: 435-652- 7821 Office: Holland 447