CIEE: Monteverde - Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation

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Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys at our unique biological station, on the doorstep of the 57,000-acre Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Your classroom? Cloud forest treetops, sandy beaches, lush rain forests – all ideal for rigorous study of ... read more

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A student studying abroad with CIEE: Monteverde - Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation
I gained a lot of confidence in my own abilities and I learned a lot about myself and how far I can push my limits. I learned so much just by being in a different environment, immersed in a different culture and exploring various ecosystems. It was one of the best decisions I've made. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Monteverde - Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation
I learned plenty of conservation issues, I am more conscious about my surroundings. I am grateful for hot water and AC. Very worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I developed a deeper love of ecology/science/nature, improved my Spanish, learned what it was like to live in a developing country, and made some great friends. More than anything else, it has made me consider going into an environmental field. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
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I learned so much about tropical ecology and conservation. I enjoyed living in a Latin American country and discovered that I wouldn't mind living in a place like that for an extended period of time. - Tufts University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Monteverde - Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation
I learned to be open, to go travel, love unconditionally, and learned that money doesn't make you happy in the end. This was the best decision I have ever made. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CIEE: Monteverde - Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation
Yes. It has completely opened my mind to others around the globe. I use the information I learned about the world around us everyday, making positive changes within my own life and the lives of the people around me. - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
My study abroad program helped me realize what I care about and what kind of person I want to be. I met incredible people and had incredible experiences. I would not be where I am right now if I did not do this program. - Tufts University View Entire Review

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Wake up to the sound of howler monkeys at our unique biological station, on the doorstep of the 57,000-acre Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Your classroom? Cloud forest treetops, sandy beaches, lush rain forests – all ideal for rigorous study of the incredibly diverse ecosystems of Costa Rica. Your summer adventure includes travel throughout the country, a strong boost for your Spanish language skills, a chance to carry out your own independent research project, and a satisfying taste of life in rural Costa Rica.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Botany, Plant Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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Qualifying programs: all summer, semester or year-long CIEE programs

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

$9,000 semester grant, $6,000 quarter grant

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Receive a free flight voucher worth up to $1,000 to Latin America or the Caribbean this fall when you complete the Free Flight Voucher Form!

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To increase access to study abroad by more students from Minority Serving Institutions (MSI), CIEE will cover 100% of program fees and travel costs for 10 students from 10 different MSIs to participate in an intensive 4-week, 3-credit summer study abroad program. To become a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow, students must be nominated and receive letters of recommendation.

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$2,000 for semester, $1,000 for internship, $500 for summer

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs that offer research opportunities. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Sustainability and the Environment, or Tropical Ecology and Conservation summer, semester or year-long programs.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Travel costs to and from study abroad or internship program. Pell-eligible; first-come, first-served.

$1,000

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Students who enroll in more than one four-week session receive a 20% discount off each additional session.

20% discount

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Deduction off of non‑consecutive in‑person terms for CIEE alumni or sibling of alumni.

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Qualifying programs: CIEE summer, semester, or year-long programs in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please check the home page of your program of interest to see what awards are offered for that program.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Qualifying programs: CIEE’s Community and Public Health summer, semester or year-long programs.

$2,500 toward semester program costs, or $750 toward summer program costs

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Federal Pell Grant-eligible students can receive a GAIN Travel Grant up to $1,000 when they complete their CIEE Scholarships and Grants application by our published deadlines. Gilman Scholarship applicants can receive a CIEE Go Global Grant AND a GAIN Travel Grant totally up to $4,000!

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CIEE offers substantial grants for students who choose our innovative Open Campus Block program. Available at 13 CIEE Global Institutes around the globe, Open Campus invites students across majors to study in up to three international locations in one semester.

Up to $3,000 per student

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Qualified applicants not chosen for a full fellowship are guaranteed a $1,500 program grant and possible university match, $3,000***

$1,500 per student

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