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CIEE High School Summer Abroad in Monteverde, Costa Rica – Tropical Biodiversity Conservation
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School

Program Overview

Program Description:

Get up close and personal with rare and endangered species in a range of exotic ecosystems. 

Hike through the rainforest to secret waterfalls, camp in national parks, and live on the edge of an amazing cloud forest. Climb to the canopy where the monkeys swing free. Watch sloths, sea turtles, wild cats, and other rare creatures. Your mission is to explore a range of ecosystems – from ocean, river, and wetlands to different types and elevations of tropical forest – while learning firsthand how species interact and how biodiversity impacts us all.

Butterflies, hummingbirds, and myriad creatures abound. Observe an array of animals while visiting 12 different habitats – from cloud forests and mountains to mangroves and coral reefs. Against a backdrop of spectacular beauty, conduct experiments, examine species interactions, collaborate with conservationists, and learn how locals pitch in to preserve biodiversity. As a team you’ll explore solutions to biodiversity loss while making daily discoveries in your “traveling laboratory.”

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Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Global Navigator Scholarships – available only through CIEE – make it easier for you and hundreds of other U.S. high school students to gain an edge from international exchange each summer. Scholarships range from 10 to 100 percent of the cost of tuition.

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