Mountains to Coast: Field Studies in Costa Rica

This course runs every year from late July to mid-August. Click the links below for more details.

Current course information: please visit the Education Abroad course page.

Scholarship information: please visit Education Abroad's page for more information.
February 1 is the deadline for summer scholarships. You must be registered in the course by that date to qualify for scholarships.

Each year the course changes a bit but to give you an idea, the course recently visited the following locations across Costa Rica:

National Parks:
Poás Volcano (high elevation forest)
Tortuguero (Caribbean wetlands, ecotourism, wildlife!)
Arenal Volcano (ecological recovery from major eruption disturbance)
Palo Verde (Pacific wetlands, dry forest, OTS research station, invasive species)

Biological Reserves:
La Selva (primary lowland rain forest, OTS research station, biodiversity)
Monteverde Cloud Forest (Tropical Science Center research station, conservation biology)
Lomas de Barbudal (dry forest)

Banana Plantation (Dole Co.)
Monteverde Life (coffee farm cooperative- sustainable agriculture)

La Fortuna waterfall
Renewable energy policy (San Jose)

For more information contact:

Rob Paratley, Curator
University of Kentucky Herbarium, Department of Forestry

Steven Price, Herpetologist
Department of Forestry at University of Kentucky

Ms. Susan Meredith // EA Advisor

EA Peer Ambassadors
Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm