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Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities (ACM)

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability
  • improve your Spanish and get to know Costa Rican society through life with a host family in San Jose and mentored independent research outside of the capital
  • experience the intimate instruction and support offered by a small program that has deep ties to Costa Rica, including to the University of Costa Rica, one of the most prestigious universities in Latin America

OTS Tropical Biology on a Changing Planet

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • conduct biological/environmental field research as part of an international scientific team with a leading organization for the study of tropical biology
  • experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability
  • gain expertise in ways that humans are impacting topical ecosystems, such as through climate change and deforestation, and what is being done about it

OTS Program in Global Health (in collaboration with Duke University)

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • immerse yourself in the scientific, intercultural, and social aspects of global health, tropical medicine, public health, ethnobiology, and research
  • visit primary care facilities in urban and rural areas, agricultural farms, and indigenous territories
  • experience life in a tropical Central American country with tremendous ecological diversity considered a regional model of political and economic stability

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES) - Santiago, Chile

Why study in Santiago?

  • Wide range of courses from two prestigious universities and the opportunity to explore particularly Chilean arts, economics, health care, history, and politics through IES courses
  • One of Latin America’s more important economies in a country that ranges from the Andes to the Pacific with elements of indigenous and European cultures
  • Engage in service-learning or an internship in a range of fields
  • Special health studies option

Council on International Educational Exchange: Liberal Arts in Santiago or Valparaiso

Why study in Santiago or Valparaiso?

  • a wide range of courses from three prestigious universities and the opportunity to explore contemporary Chilean society and culture through CIEE courses
  • one of Latin America’s more important economies in a country that ranges from the Andes to the Pacific with elements of indigenous and European cultures
  • volunteer with organizations involved in social policy, community service, and education

School for Field Studies (SFS): Marine Resource Studies, Turks and Caicos Islands

Why study in the Turks and Caicos Islands?

  • conduct biological/environmental field research as part of an interdisciplinary team
  • learn about the unique marine ecosystem of a Caribbean island
  • help  local government, community, and tourism developers with recommendations for economic, social, and ecological sustainability