USAC Costa Rica: San Ramón

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Program Description

Join the program in San Ramón and learn about conservation, ecology, and health in Costa Rica. This program runs for a year or a semester. Enroll in courses including environmental policy, biology, marine biology, and tropical ecology.

We supplement our curriculum with valuable field study so that you gain real world experience. This is an ecologically diverse region with some of the most innovative approaches to ecotourism. You have the possibility to receive honors credits for our courses with approval from your university.

The pre-requisite for the courses listed above include one year of general biology study. Those who are interested in enrolling in Tropical Life Science courses, but are non-majors can instead enroll in the programs in Heredia or Puntarenas. We supplement this course with Spanish language and cultural studies. One of the greatest aspects of this program is the immersive experience you will receive as a part of our community.


-Participate in upper level courses for majors interested in health sciences, biology, and ecology
-Work in the field and participate in internships and research
-Go on excursions to explore the nature of Costa Rica

What`s Included

-Tuition and fees
-USAC prearranged housing placement service
-Personalized pre-departure advising
-Immigration visa guidance
-Parental support and advisement
-Scholarship advising and assistance
-Transcript assistance
-Student health insurance
-Airport pick-up
-USAC mandatory orientation in San Ramón
-Host university student ID card
-24-hour local staff support
-Program-organized field trips
-Free onsite medical assistance
-Local travel resources, tips, suggestions
-Volunteer opportunities


Biology, Ecology, Environmental Management Systems / Policy, Latin American Studies, Marine Biology, Political Science/Politics, Public Health, Spanish, Spanish Literature, Women's Studies

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Program Locations

San Ramon, Costa Rica

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University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)
  • Costa Rica: San Ramon
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