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  • Locations: La Selva, Costa Rica; Playa Grande, Costa Rica; San Luis, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Maymester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Maymester
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Category: UGA Residential Center Sponsor: University of Georgia
Classes With: U.S. Students, UGA Students Language of Instruction: English
Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s) Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Work Opportunity: No Volunteer Opportunity: No
Scholarship Availability: Yes Academic Area: Ecology, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Minimum number of credit hours: 07 Maximum number of credit hours: 07
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:
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¡Bienvenidos!
The UGA Costa Rica program offers courses representing 35 different disciplines and is the largest of UGA’s three Centers Abroad. Come and experience the beautiful, ecologically-diverse cloud rainforest and immerse yourself into the welcoming culture of Costa Rica. ¡Pura Vida!

Courses offered:
ECOL 3100 / L - Tropical Field Ecology
ECOL 3510 - Ecology Laboratory

For full program details, please view the UGA Costa Rica website.


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Program Reviews:
Maymester 2016 Participant
Costa Rica is the ideal place to study ecology. Within three weeks we were able to see an incredible range of ecosystems from the tropical rainforest and cloud forest to the dry landscape of the Pacific beaches. There are few places where you will ever see such a fascinating array of birds, insects, plants and mammals.

Maymester 2017 Participant
The food was always plentiful, and we had many opportunities to find a lot of different things! My only qualm was the amount of rice and beans, but that's the culture. This class immerses you in more ways than one.

Connie Michelle Hauser, Maymester 2017 Participant
Costa Rica is the most biodiverse place I've ever seen, and I am so grateful to have experienced it with amazing professors and friends that will last a lifetime.

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DO IT! This program was an amazing experience and there is so much to learn about the natural world that you could never even imagine without going.
     — Sophia Sanders, Maymester 2017
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This program is currently not accepting applications.