Costa Rica


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.

Trip Date

May 5 to May 23, 2018 (Tentative)


All participants will be enrolled in the following course for Spring 2019: ANTH 2083: Primate Field Study (3 credits) with the instructor Melissa Schaefer.

Payment Schedule

Deposit $300 Dec 14, 2017
First Payment $1050 Jan 19, 2018
Second Payment $1050 Feb 16, 2018
Third Payment $1050 Mar 23, 2018
Total $3450

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 students.

All participants need to hold their spot by making a $300 (check Study Abroad Handbook for cancelation and reimbursement policies) nonrefundable deposit at the cashier's office. Please bring a copy of the deposit, a filled out copy of the application form, and a copy of your passport to the Study Abroad office at the Redwood campus/CT building room # 252/254.

Item Date due
Study Abroad Application, Passport Photo Copy, and Deposit: Dec 14, 2017
Cancellation. Please contact the Study Abroad office for more information: Dec 14, 2017
Release and Waiver of Liability, and Program Participation Agreement: Jan 19, 2018
Agreement for Expected Conduct. Please contact the Study Abroad office: Jan 19, 2018
Model Waiver: Jan 19, 2018
Study Abroad Release Form: Jan 19, 2018

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