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Ithaca College - Ecotourism and Natural Resource Management
Alajuela, Costa Rica; Marino Ballena, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; Quepos, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Minimun GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Areas of Study: Physical or Life Sciences, Environmental Studies Program Type: Ithaca College Short-Term
Program Description:

Costa Rica Collage

TRIP: March 8-16, 2014 (Spring Break)
  • Stay in ecotourism lodges in Alajuela, Monteverde, Quepos and Marino Ballena
  • Learn model sustainable ecotourism practices that protect natural resources and biodiversity, use organic methods, and support local communities and economies
  • Visit Manuel Antonio National Park to observe tropical and marine wildlife
  • Kayak in Terraba River Mangrove Forest
  • Visit family farms and sugar cane Trapiche near Quepos and talk with local farmers
  • Hike in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Tour the cloud forest canopy in Selvatura Park, Monteverde
  • Volunteer with the ASANA turtle conservation project
All activities co-led by certified Costa Rican guides trained in tropical biology. Students will attend two pre-trip and one post-trip class sessions at IC (arranged by students’ schedules).

Trip pending final approval by the college

Estimated cost: $2,996 (based on 10 students enrolled and current airfare—includes lodging, airfare, meals, guides, vans, park admissions, airport tax, travel insurance)
Application deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 ($35 application fee)
Deposit deadline: Friday, January 10, 2014 ($500 deposit)
Final payment: Friday, January 31, 2014
For more information, contact:
Dr. Linda Heyne
Smiddy Hall 321B

This program is currently not accepting applications.