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  • Locations: La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica; Puerto Viejo de Telamanca, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica; Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica; Vara Blanca, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer Session 1
  • Restrictions: applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session 1 2021 11/11/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/12/2021 06/02/2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Accepting Applications: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Scheduled: Yes
Price: $5,000 - $5,999 Click here for a definition of this term Length of Trip: 20 +
Credit Hours Offered: Less than 7
Program Description:

Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Costa Rica

Costa Rica Science

(2021)


      We will be in Costa Rica for 22 days, with 4-5 days in each of four general areas, minimizing travel time while maximizing the biodiversity we get to experience. We'll visit high altitude cloud forests, lower altitude tropical rainforests, seasonal tropical forests, and coastal areas on both the Pacific and the Atlantic. We'll go spelunking, get into the tops of trees, live on an organic farm for a few days, explore rivers and forests, and meet farmers, professors, guides and other local experts in each place. 


Cities on Itinerary:

La Fortuna, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica

Vara Blanca, Costa Rica






 

Trip Dates: Wednesday, May 12th - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Deposit Deadline: Tuesday, December 1st, 2020


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After being accepted by the Trip Director, students will commit to the trip with a $1,000 deposit. The final cost of trip listed below includes all travel, tuition costs, and some meals. Final payment deadline will be communicated upon being accepted for the trip.

$5,450

For additional questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Thaddeus McRae at tmcrae@leeuniversity.edu


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Name: Dr. Thaddeus McRae

Email: tmcrae@leeuniversity.edu

Office Location: SMC 203F

Office Phone Number: 423-614-8298


Costa Rica 3
 

Courses Offered:
1. GNST 251 Cross-Cultural Experience, T. McRae - 1 credit hour
2. BIOS 112 Environmental Science in Costa Rica, Thaddeus McRae - 4 Credit Hours
3. BIOS 384 Special Topics in Biology: Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Costa Rica, Thaddeus McRae - 4 Credit Hours
4. RECR132 Outdoor Recreational Activities: Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Costa Rica, Thaddeus McRae - 1 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours Received: 6

There are 6 credits of courses, with a choice between BIOS 112 and BIOS 384. BIOS 112, Environmental  Science, fills the general education core science requirement, and also the BIOS 112 requirement for Disaster Management majors. Ecology/Environmental Science majors may also opt for BIOS 112 as a general elective credit or may take BIOS 384 Special Topics in Biology: Tropical Ecology and Conservation in Costa Rica as a 300-level biology elective. BIOS 384 also counts towards any other major as a 300-level biology elective. The courses will meet together, but there will be some different reading and assignments, with the BIOS 384 students covering a few additional topics and going into greater depth.


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Resources:

See more pictures, maps, and information here: http://www.thaddeusmcrae.com/costa-rica-courses.html

Costa Rica Health Clearance Info (All students must be cleared by the Health Clinic prior to traveling.)

Mental Health Questionnaire


For additional questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Thaddeus McRae at tmcrae@leeuniversity.edu

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