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UF in Costa Rica - Tropical Ecosystems
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Budget Sheets Spring Break
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Graduate, Undergraduate
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Program Advisor: Brian Henry
Type of Credit:
UF Course Registration: ALS 4404, ALS 5905
Open to non-UF students:
Program Type: UF Sponsored
Program Description:

UF in Costa Rica

Tropical Ecosystems

Spring Break: March 3-10, 2018

Absorb the Diversity of Costa Rican Wildlife, Vegetation, & Ecosystems

Explore the Culture and Communities of Costa Rica

Discover Unique Tropical Agricultural Systems

About the Program

This program is an eight-day trip to Costa Rica during spring break to study ecotourism and recreation. You will learn about tropical ecosystems and environmentally based development in one of the most beautiful Latin American countries. This trip will include places in Costa Rica most tourists never see. You will learn about eco-tourism, cultural history, and the food production industry. The program is open to all UF students but specifically designed for students who have natural resource or agricultural-related majors.


You will travel throughout the week, experiencing a variety of different ecosystems, communicates, and economies. Tours of natural areas, national parks, farms, and dairies will be important parts of the excursion. Previous trip highlights have included horseback riding on the continental divide; bat trapping; visiting food production facilities, national parks, local farms, and rural communities; hiking through biological reserves near volcanoes, tropical rain forests, oil palm plantation, and eco-friendly

About the Location

You will travel to several different cities throughout Costa Rica. Most cities are primarily rural communities surrounding by natural and agricultural lands.
food production sites.

Course Information

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
Course taught by UF Faculty

ALS4404/5905: International Studies
3 UF GPA credits


  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • students in good standing


While in Costa Rica, you will stay in hotels, lodges, and research stations.

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aid advisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this study abroad program, including scholarships.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $1,854
2018 Graduate Program Fee: $2,102

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.