• Duration: 12 weeks
  • Language: English
  • Terms: Fall, Spring,
  • Credit: 16

The tropics are one of the most diverse regions on Earth, and it hosts 80% of the planets terrestrial species and 95% of the corals and mangroves. The health and conservation of the tropical ecosystems are vital for life on Earth and the general well being of humans. Many foods and medicine resources come from the tropics, and the balance of the region impacts not only the world economy but also the global biological diversity.

Choose 4 of the following courses for a Certificate in:

Tropical Environmental Sciences

  • Tropical Ecology
  • Tropical Marine Biology
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica
  • Wildcats of Costa Rica (felides)
  • Tropical Botany: Useful plants
  • Conservation Biology of Endangered Marine Species
  • Marine Mammals of Costa Rica
  • Tropical Birds
  • Introduction to genetics: current applications

*If a student comes during a Term which has Easter week the program is a week long and will have to pay an extra week for their homestay.

** Optional Spanish Learning course added to cost (deduct $865 if not chosen)

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated June 27, 2019
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