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Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet


Costa Rica: Bribri, La Selva, Monteverde and 4 other cities


Fall, Spring

Degree Level


Subject Areas

  • Animal Science
  • Biology
  • Conservation & Preservation
  • Culture
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Natural Sciences
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences

Cost in US$:

Please Contact Us for more information.

Program Fees Include:

Costs include room and board, local travel, certain recreational activities, field and office equipment, and some computer services. They do not include international air travel, independent travel, nor personal effects and incidentals (i.e. souvenirs, snacks, etc.).

Non-Duke students should add USD 40 for a one-time only, lifetime transcript fee.

Experience Required


    OTS requires that students have one year of college-level biology prior to their participation in this program.

This Program is open to

American and Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Dormitory
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel

in Groups

Typically Participants Work

in Groups

Scholarships are Available

OTS is committed to providing opportunities to all eligible students interested in participating in our programs. We make scholarship applications available to students upon acceptance into an OTS program and offer funding on a rolling basis. Applicants attending institutions that are members of the OTS consortium have priority, but all qualified applications will be considered. We have dedicated a substantial amount of funding to provide partial scholarships to students who need financial support. APPLY EARLY!!!

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Transcript
  • Online Application
  • Essay

Typically The Application Process Time is

2 weeks (Rolling Admissions)

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network