AT A GLANCE

Eligibility

• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• At the time of application, students must have completed one semester at a US college or university.
• For semester programs, previous college-level ecology or environmental studies course is required.  Additioanlly, semester applicants must have one college-level course in Spanish or excellent achievement in at least three years in high school Spanish. There are no Spanish or ecology course prerequisites for the summer programs, but are recommended.
• 2.8 cumulative GPA for semester programs; 2.6 cumulative GPA for summer programs
• First semester Spanish is required for semester program.  There is no Spanish required for summer programs.
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only
• Good academic and disciplinary standing

Subjects

Environmental studies

Classroom Language

English, Spanish

Housing

Field Research Station

Program Duration

Fall Semester: Mid-September - Mid-December
Spring Semester: Early February - Early May
Summer Program: Early June - Early July or Mid-July - Mid-August

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Spring 2015-16  10/2/2015
Summer 2016 Session I: June-July 2/26/2016
Summer 2016 Session I & II: June-August 2/26/2016
Summer 2016 Session II: July-August 2/26/2016
Fall 2016-17  2/26/2016
 

Future durations will be posted at a later date.


Questions about this program?
Contact a Peer Advisor!
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Costa Rica, Atenas
SFS Sustainable Development Studies

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Offered through the School for Field Studies (SFS), the Sustainable Development Studies program is an approved UW affiliate program. On this program you will take an interdisciplinary approach to research on tropical ecology, agro-ecology, socioeconomics, sustainability, park management, natural resource management, ecological economics. In addition, you will learn about Costa Rican history, culture, and the Spanish language.

You will be working closely with both IAP and SFS on this program. You can access the program's main information page through the SFS website to learn more about the academics, housing, excursions and activities, and location.