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  • Locations: La Selva, Costa Rica; Las Cruces, Costa Rica; Palo Verde, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Program Description:

Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)
Costa Rica: Summer Tropical Biology

 
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Costa Rica OTS Bio
Photo Courtesy: OTS Costa Rica
ACADEMICS
LOCATION
STUDENT LIFE
OTHER INFORMATION
 
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 
 
 
Eligibility: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Course prerequisites are two semesters of college biology.  It is encouraged that students have previously studied Spanish language. 

Program Dates:
Term Dates Application Deadline
Summer mid June - mid July February 15

 
    ACADEMICS
  Approved Departments

Biology
Environmental Studies

 
Coursework and Credits:  Students take a Tropical Field Biology course for 3-4 WU credits.
 
    LOCATION
  The program will visit a large diversity of forests and ecosystems, ranging from classic lowland tropical rainforest to the endangered tropical dry forests to chilly montane oak forests and paramo. Most of our time will be devoted to the three field stations owned and operated by OTS: Las Cruces, Palo Verde, and La Selva.
 
    STUDENT LIFE
 
 
    OTHER INFORMATION
  Estimated Program Price: Students pay all summer program related fees to the program sponsor or host university directly.  Please Contact the program sponsor or host for tuition, billing and payment details.
 
  Questions
Email the appropriate Overseas Programs Coordinator, visit us during our walk-in hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-5958 to schedule an appointment.