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Tropical Ecology Program Costa Rica 2014. Dr. Joe Pollard and Dr. John Quinn. Tropical Ecology 2010 Tropical Ecology (BIO-341): on-campus during Spring semester Field Studies in Tropical Ecology (BIO-342): Costa Rica May Experience. Academic issues.

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Tropical ecology program costa rica 2014

Tropical Ecology ProgramCosta Rica 2014

Dr. Joe Pollard

and

Dr. John Quinn


Tropical Ecology 2010

Tropical Ecology (BIO-341): on-campus during Spring semester

Field Studies in Tropical Ecology (BIO-342): Costa Rica May Experience


Academic issues
Academic issues

  • Program includes a two-credit course in spring term and a two-credit study-away in Costa Rica during May Experience.

  • Lectures, lab, and an exam in spring.

  • Tests, reports, and projects during the trip.

  • Courses count toward

    • Biology major

    • Latin-American Studies concentration

    • Environmental Studies concentration

  • See informational flyer for more details.


Who should apply
Who should apply?

  • Ideal course for anyone studying ecology, conservation, or environmental sciences. (But the only pre-requisite is a biology course)

  • You should have a genuine curiosity about the natural world.

  • You should be enthusiastic about field study under conditions that can sometimes be primitive or uncomfortable.

  • A wide range of students including pre-meds and non-scientists have gone this trip and enjoyed it.


What does it cost
What does it cost?

  • No extra charge for tuition.

  • Travel charges for spring study-away are currently estimated at $3500, but may be less depending on air fare.

  • This includes:

    • Air and Ground Transportation

    • Lodging

    • Meals

    • Entrance fees

    • Taxes

Everything except the souvenirs

















Volcan arenal2
Volcan Arenal

Feb. '06

The Lodge














Back to san jos return home
Back to San José; return home



Application process
Application Process

  • Compared to other May-X courses, applications are due much earlier, so you can also enroll in the spring-semester course on campus.

  • Formal application will occur in fall.

    • Apply through “Horizons” on Study-Away website.

    • Due by Fall Break.

  • If interested, please complete the brief “pre-application” form NOW.

    • http://eweb.furman.edu/~pollard/costarica


Come along for an unforgettable experience in tropical ecology
Come along for an unforgettable experience in Tropical Ecology

For more information, contact:

Dr. Joe Pollard

294-3244

[email protected]

also see our web-page at:

http://eweb.furman.edu/~pollard/costarica


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