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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

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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

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Volcan Arenal

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The Lodge

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

joe.pollard@furman.edu

also see our web-page at:

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