Cost: $2546* (This amount includes the $300 deposit.)
Program dates: May 9 - May 31, 2017
Travel dates: May 16 - May 31, 2017**
Application Deadline: January 20, 2017
Nowhere in the world is it easier to be "at one with nature" than in Costa Rica. Exploring the misty cloud forests, volcanic mountain ranges, and tropical lowlands will reveal an unmatched biodiversity. In order to really learn about this unique natural environment, we'll hike just about every day, raft Class III-IV whitewater, kayak, and surf the Caribbean waves. Amidst all this physical activity, we'll interact with the local community to learn about Costa Rican culture, study the country's rich flora and fauna, and attend talks on habitat conservation and sustainability.
Of course, we'll spend a lot of time studying the natural environments in conjunction with Geology coursework as well. You will learn about the internal and external processes that mold out planet, how these processes affect the human endeavors and, at the same time, how human activities have an impact on the natural environment. The field experience in Costa Rica offers the unique opportunity of being a witness and participant on the spot where the geologic action takes place. Get ready to hike, paddle, surf, observe, collect data and enjoy, while you actually feel the beating pulse of Earth living among active volcanoes.
Program fees* cover all lodging in-country, three meals per day, travel insurance, and all sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees. They do not include UGA in-state tuition† and fees, personal purchases, and international airfare. For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the UGA Bursar's website.
* The final program fee is subject to student enrollment.
† Note: Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition. Additionally, the HOPE and Zell Miller scholarships apply to those who are eligible.
More Information please visit the GoAbroad Portal for full program information.