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Study Abroad

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.

Program Contacts

Service Learning Coordinator

Lucy Smith
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
Student Center, Room 020
Phone: 801-957-4688

Specialist 2, Faculty Services/ Study Abroad

Sheeba Asaddullah
Taylorsville Redwood Campus
ConstructionTrades Building, Room 210
Phone: 801-957-4645

Salt Lake Community College

4600 South Redwood Road Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Student Services hours: M - F : 7am -7pm
Enrollment Info: 801-957-4073

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