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CIEE Costa Rica: Monteverde Tropical Ecology & Conservation (summer)
Monteverde, Costa Rica
Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline App Review Begins Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 02-MAR-2015 
Variable 15-JUN-2015 10-AUG-2015
 NOTE: Start and end dates are subject to change. Please consult CIEE’s acceptance materials before purchasing airline tickets, completing a visa application, etc.
Summer 2016 01-MAR-2016** Variable TBA TBA

** For most programs, applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis (starting August 1st for Spring programs and starting January 15th for Summer and Fall programs). NOTE: Applications for programs offering exchange positions will be reviewed AFTER the application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
 Type of Program:
Environmental Field Work, Thematic Focus, Field Study
 Areas of Study:
Biological Sciences, Environmental Studies, Spanish, Biology (Ecology & Evolutionary), Sustainability
 Minimum Required GPA (at time of application):
 Minimum Class Standing (at program start):
2 - sophomore
 Course Prerequisite(s):
1 Semester of College-Level Biology, 1 Additional Semester of Ecology or Environmental Science Recommended, Previous College-Level Spanish Recommended
 Housing Option(s):
Biological Station, Homestay and Camping
 Open to students from:
All CU Campuses (UCB/UCD/UCCS), CU-Boulder
 Language(s) of Instruction:
English, Spanish
 Special Opportunities:
Independent Study
 Course Load for Summer/Winter Program:
10 credits
 Length of Summer/Winter Program:
8 Weeks
Program Information:
Monteverde Summer by CIEE


  • Camp and hike in some of Costa Rica’s most amazing protected areas, including rain forest, dry forest, mangroves, beaches, and more

  • Live in Monteverde, an internationally recognized area of research and natural beauty, and home to a world famous Cloud Forest

  • Gain research experience conducting your own independent project

  • Experience rural Costa Rica through a homestay with a local family





  CIEE University of Colorado
Course Levels

2000-level CIEE courses


3000- and 4000-level CIEE courses


language courses

lower- or upper-division (depending on your background in the language)


all courses


1 credit hour

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Program Reviews:
Summer 2014 Participant
The courses will challenge you, the place will amaze you, and the people will surprise you. This program is the best decision I have made because I had the time of my life and because it pushed me farther than I knew I could be pushed. Being immersed in the culture through immersion school and communicating with the locals helped me improve my Spanish skills tremendously.