Broadreach: Multiple - Costa Rica & Nicaragua Sea Turtle Ecology

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Along the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, do hands-on work with one of the largest concentrations of sea turtles found anywhere in the world. Then, it's off to Costa Rica to experience the thrills of the Costa Rican jungle on the ra... read more

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Not only did I learn, very extensively, about turtles, their habitats, their anatomy, biology, and ecology, but I also learned about a whole new culture and their way of life. I learned about the rainforest and the animals and creatures that live there. I gained a whole new level of knowledge of that country and the people and a... - High School View Entire Review
I gained so many friendships! If I could do this program again I would! I am typically a very shy person and this program really helped me learn to open up and I made friends that hopefully I will have forever. Also I really loved the academic part. If you are the academic type I highly recommend this program! View Entire Review
I learned how to become a traveler, not a tourist! I was surrounded by beautiful friends in the most beautiful country, working with the most majestic turtles. There was never a dull moment. This trip has inspired me to pursue an environment-based career and to continue travelling the world. - Macalester College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Broadreach: Traveling - Costa Rica & Nicaragua Sea Turtle Ecology
I learned a lot about living with other people and in other cultures. It was definitely worth a couple bumps along the road to gain so much! - Butler University View Entire Review

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Along the beautiful beaches of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, do hands-on work with one of the largest concentrations of sea turtles found anywhere in the world. Then, it's off to Costa Rica to experience the thrills of the Costa Rican jungle on the rapids of the Sarapiqui River. Next, learn how to do turtle night patrols and research on unique kinds of sea turtles. Assist biologists with in-water turtle surveys, collecting data on population structure, habitat and health. Explore conservation challenges facing sea turtles and research what you can do about them, including night patrols of hatching habitats. Follow this up with hands-on work at a turtle hatchery in the Costa Rican town of San Miguel. 

After touching down in Nicaragua, jump right into your turtle studies at a Nicaraguan research center and assist with in-water monitoring and participate in a reforestation project.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Marine Sciences
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
  • Natural Resources, Conservation
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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