Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet
Sponsor: Duke University & the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS)
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Description:This rigorous program is designed for biology and environmental science majors, but it is open to students from all disciplines who have completed one year of college-level biology. Using a combination of field-based and classroom instruction, hands-on research, and cultural exchange, students learn about the conservation of tropical ecosystems. Under the direct guidance of experienced ecologists and through interactions with local stakeholders, students learn the inner workings of field ecology. Classes are taught in English and Spanish.
Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.
To apply, Northwestern students must:
- Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
- Complete a Duke/Organization for Tropical Studies application by the program's deadline
Language Requirements:1 year (completion of Spanish 101-3 or 115-2), or the equivalent of college-level Spanish.
Housing:Home stays, dormitories, and rural field stations
Fall 2013: $28,630
Billed by Northwestern: $26,300
- Tuition: $22,010
- Room & board: $1,850
- SAAF: $2,440
Estimated additional costs: $2,330
- Airfare: $700
- Local transportation: $450
- Books & supplies: $100
- Personal expenses: $875
- Airport exit fee: $25
- HTH: $140
- Duke transcript fee: $40