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  • Locations: San Vito, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: January
  • Restrictions: Wheaton applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Minimum GPA: 2.0 Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Biology, Botany, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies
Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 1. First Year, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:

Costa Rican Botany 
Bio398 +lab

Faculty Director: Scott Shumway (Biology)

Course Description: The Costa Rican Botany course will introduce students to Neotropical plants in lowland rainforest, premontane forest, montane forest, and paramo in Costa Rica. Students will gain an introduction to plant systematics, evolutionary relationships, and biodiversity within the plant kingdom, learn and practice field identification of the major plant families of the Neotropics, and learn about the ecology of tropical ecosystems while being fully immersed in these ecosystems.

Program Dates: January 3 - 20, 2023

Program Costs: Estimated cost around $4,500 - $4,900. Need-based financial aid is available, and eligible students may use merit stipends towards the program cost.

Application Information: This program is an extension of the Fall 2022 course taught on campus. Only students registered for the Fall 2022 course should complete this online application. Applications must be completed by July 1st.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.