Program Details

RRCS students assist Osa by taking part in sea turtle monitoring, river otter surveys, forest restoration, amphibian surveys, and more. We also partner with the Costa Rican government, working with small land owners on sustainable land use practices.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Osa Peninsula was named "the most biologically intense place on earth" by National Geographic, and provides an exceptional chance for you to get hands-on experience conducting real field research. Round River partners with Osa Conservation, an organization which works to restore and protect biodiversity in the area. Potential field work includes: species conservation, wildlife monitoring, establishing biological corridors, and community outreach and education.

All of Round River's programs are field-based, meaning you will be camping for the entirety of the semester or summer. You will be based out of a base-camp, but will spend the majority of your time in the field for both day and overnight trips. You will also work closely with local people to achieve conservation goals. Small group size and hands-on learning set Round River programs apart, and gives you an unparalleled experience in the field. 

Spanish language skills are not required. All lectures and field activities are in English. Students should be physically fit and prepared for hiking, back-packing, and inclement weather.

$18,530. Includes program tuition, 15 semester credits, research costs, in-country travel, and all food and lodging during the program.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Contact Provider for details.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

Not Yet Reviewd

Be the First to Review this Program

View Programs