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CIEE: Costa Rica: Monteverde: Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Monteverde, Costa Rica (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
1000 level, 2000 level, 3000 level, 4000 level, native, none
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Field Study/ Experiential, Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Martha Sadler
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Biology, Cultural Studies, Environmental Sciences, Geography, Geology, Independent Study, Linguistics, Psychology, Spanish
Program Description:

Monteverde
CIEE Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Monteverde, Costa Rica
You’re in for the ecological education of a lifetime. Take courses and do research in a spectacular cloud forest 4,600 feet above sea level in Monteverde at CIEE’s Study Center. You’ll come to understand the practical biological problems associated with agricultural development, ecotourism, and grassroots conservation efforts in developing countries.

Through rigorous coursework, and unique field opportunities including two extensive field trips throughout Costa Rica’s varied ecosystems, and the Panamanian coast, studying abroad in Monteverde, acquaints you with practical biological problems associated with agricultural development, eco-tourism, and grassroots conservation efforts in developing countries.

Study abroad in Costa Rica and you will:
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  • Gain hands-on experience through an independent research project
  • Participate in two 2.5 week field trips, including a trip to Panama to observe marine diversity in the coral reefs off the Bocas del Toro Islands
  • Live in a biological station surrounded by the Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Get to known rural Costa Rica during a one-month homestay with a local family
  • Study Spanish at nine different levels with no more than four students per instructor
Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.