Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Monteverde, Costa Rica
- Program Terms: Fall
- Restrictions: Drexel applicants only
This unique field study course gives students hands-on experience in the ecology of tropical rain forests. Tropical Field Studies will explore the physical and biological factors that result in the formation of these forests, and their impressively high biodiversity. We will explore some of the key animal and plant players in these ecosystems and their complex interactions. We will also consider the effect of human impacts on these forests, and how development processes affect local communities. Teaching methods will include faculty and guest lectures by local experts, natural history introduction walks, and field research projects.
By completing this Intensive Course Abroad, students will:
Credit/Registration: Students will be registered for Tropical Field Studies ENVS 323 / ENVS 523 for 3 credits as part of their fall term course load. Students must leave room for the 3 credits in their fall credit load when registering for fall term, or will be billed for credits exceeding the 20 credit maximum. Graduate students will be billed for 3 Drexel credits at their normal rate.
Instructor: Sean O'Donnell, Professor in Drexel's Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
Arrival Date: September 10, 2017
Departure Date: September 23, 2017
*Students may extend their travel independently before or after program dates.
Itinerary Overview: Daytime and night time field trips and observation periodsDay 1:Travel to Costa Rica; Orientation; Introduction: Tropical ecosystems
Due May 1st: $500 Advance Payment + $25 application fee
Due July 1st: $1,370 Final Payment
*All payments are non-refundable unless declined admission or program cancels for unforeseen reasons.
Scholarships Available: A $400 scholarship will be awarded to several students accepted to the program. Students will be selected based on level of financial need. Scholarship funds will be applied to the final program fee payment.
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