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  • Locations: San Luis, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall
  • Courses Offered
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
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: Biology
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Program Description:
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Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world and has taken great measures to preserve its rich environment. The University of Georgia’s open-air campus, nestled in the Monteverde cloud forest, fits right in with the culture of sustainability and conservation. UGACR offers a wide variety of courses across a range of disciplines including tropical science, photography, language, business, and more. We provide plenty of recreational excursions such as coffee and chocolate tours, soaking in hot springs, sunset horseback riding, surfing, zip lining, and white-water rafting. Come study with our UGA Center, and experience Costa Rica’s hospitality and incredible beauty. ¡Pura Vida!

Courses offered:
·  ECOL 3100 - 3100L - Tropical Field Ecology (4 credits)
·  ECOL 3500 - 3500L - General Ecology (4 credits)
·  ECOL 4960 ( 2-4- credits) or BIOL 4960 (4 credits) - Undergraduate Research   
·  MIBO 3500:  Microbiology (3 credits)
·  WILD (ECOL)4060:  Ornithology (3 credits)
For full program details, please view the UGA Costa Rica website.

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Program Reviews:
Callee Anne Manna, Fall 2017 Participant
UGA's Tropical Biology Fall Semester in Costa Rica was an incredible learning experience that not only taught me about culture and wildlife, but also about myself. I had the unique chance to explore so many new places and ideas all while getting to make new friends and learn from incredible professors who were so dedicated in supporting us. This trip will forever be a highlight of my college career and I hope to visit Costa Rica again!

Jenna Kay Lea, Fall 2017 Participant
Being a senior it was hard giving up my last football season to go abroad, but I'd make the same decision 100 times over to redo this program. Best 3 months I could've asked for!

Emma Spiegel, Fall 2017 Participant
I loved this program

Being able to have a new perspective on life and understanding another culture.
     — Darshan Patel, Fall 2016
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This program is currently not accepting applications.