Program Details

Students take 7-credits including: ART142-Introduction to Digital Photography (3 cr) and BIO105-Environmental Biology (4 cr). We will look beyond our immediate arena and the often cloistered boundaries of the USA to understand how our nation's actions im
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Explore the spectacular wildlife in Costa Rica’s jungles, experience the thrill of zip-lining though the cloud forest canopy*, witness the lava bombs of an active volcano, and watch giant sea turtles lay eggs on their ancestral beaches. Travel through this amazing country and experience the diversity and wealth of Costa Rica’s cultural and biological resources everyday as you wake up to the chorus of parrots, toucans, howler monkeys and poison arrow frogs at your jungle field station headquarters. Our focus is on biology, photography, and creating an experience you’ll never forget! *optional excursion for a fee

Students take 7-credits including: ART142-Introduction to Digital Photography (3 cr) and BIO105-Environmental Biology (4 cr). We will look beyond our immediate arena and the often cloistered boundaries of the USA to understand how our nation's actions impact other nations and the globe.

Program includes some lodging and meals at La Selva Biological Station as well as multi-day excursions to Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, and the Tortuguero Turtle Preserve.
Setting Description:
Studies will be based at the La Selva Biological Field Station, which lies at the confluence of two major rivers in the Caribbean lowlands of northern Costa Rica. It encompasses 3,900 acres of tropical rainforest made accessible to researchers through a network of bike paths and walking trails. The La Selva Research Station hosts over 400 bird species, 1,000’s of arthropods, amphibians, reptiles, large predators such as pumas and jaguars, and a myriad of fascinating plants.
Cost:
Please see the Mesa Community College (Mesa, AZ) study abroad website for annual dates, current pricing, and course competencies. Program typically offered every other year. Program fee includes: Lodging at field stations, cultural excursions, medical insurance and direct program fees. Students pay for tuition, international airfare and meals.

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