UW Exploration Seminar: Natural and Cultural History of Costa Rica (September, 2019)

Applications are now open for the Exploration Seminar, Natural and Cultural History of Costa Rica.  This course is a 5 credit Study Abroad course (see notes below about credits) and the travel dates fall in between Summer and Autumn quarters (Program dates: 8/27/19 – 9/19/19). The course is led by Drs. John Marzluff and Patrick Tobin, and graduate student Robert Tournay.

Here is the Study Abroad link for specific details:  Costa Rica 2019

Robert is hosting several drop-in informational sessions in Winkenwerder 103:

  • Wednesday January 9th, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
  • Monday, January 14th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • Friday, January 18th, Noon – 1:00 pm

These are drop in sessions – so you can stop by anytime during the hour.  If these times don’t work for your schedule send Robert an email (tournay@uw.edu) to arrange an alternate time.

Feel free to drop me an email with any questions.

NOTE on credit hours.  The credits are autumn quarter credits.  The program is designed so that all course work is completed at the end of the program, and before autumn quarter starts.  Another thing to know about the credits is that they count towards your 12 credit minimum for full-time status (i.e. financial aid, scholarships, etc.) but they don’t count against the 18 credit limit.  That means you can take a lighter load in the autumn quarter… or overload without having to pay extra tuition.  Pretty sweet deal.

Please note that the course fee covers all program expenses, including accommodations and ALL MEALS (except two lunches).  I mention that because many of the study abroad programs don’t cover all or part of the meals, which can be an unexpected expense.  Airfare is not included, but usually runs around $650.00.

Adviser note: credits for this study abroad do not meet Marine Biology Major or Minor requirements, but can be used to fulfill general education requirements.