Study Abroad

Study Abroad Program 2016: Costa Rica

May 7 to May 24
*Final dates may vary slightly

Program Overview

Costa Rica is a country rich in cultural and biological diversity. The Primate Ecology & Ecosystems Field School focuses on primate behavior, ecology, and conservation and engages the student in learning through study and real life experiences. Students will spend approximately three weeks in Costa Rica, based primarily at the La Selva Biological Station where they will conduct an original research project related to primatology. Participants will also learn about Costa Rica's biodiversity, past and present conservation programs, history and culture.


All participants will be enrolled in the following course for Spring 2016: ANTH 2083: Primate Field Study (3 credits)

Application Process

A minimum of eight students is required for the Costa Rica Field School to be held. There will be a maximum of 12.

ItemDate due
Study Abroad Application, Deposit of $500 and Passport December 1, 2015
Cancellation Policy January 30, 2016
Emergency Contact and Release of Information January 30, 2016
Foreign Travel Waiver January 30, 2016
Health Form January 30, 2016
Terms and Conditions January 30, 2016
Model Waiver January 30, 2016

Please Note: All program excursions require an extensive amount of walking including stairs, hills and rough terrain.

Application/Deposit Deadline

Costa Rica $500 deposit due December 1, 2015

Contact Us

Taylorsville Redwood Campus

Lucy Smith
Service Learning Coordinator
Phone: 801-957-4688