Winter Program | San Jose, Costa Rica

VERITAS, Marine Biology Program, Costa Rica
Dates: January 3 - 20, 2025  |  Credits: 6

Costa Rica has enjoyed more than a century of democratic tradition and more than 50 years without military force. Its military was abolished in 1948, and the money that the country saves from not having armed forces is invested in improving the quality of life of its citizens. This contributes to the stability that makes Costa Rica a welcoming place to visit. Considered one of the most bio-diverse regions in the world, Costa Rica is divided into 20 natural parks, 8 biological reserves, and a series of protected areas that captivate its visitors. 

The Center for International Programs (CIP) at VERITAS offers a wide variety of programs of different lengths that can be combined and customized for different educational needs. Universidad Veritas is a fully accredited university by the Ministry of Education in Costa Rica. The program offers a total immersion concept and stresses academic excellence while enabling students to enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer. Founded in 1975, the university was first a private school but is now an independent institution of higher education with over 1500 students. 

The purpose of this program is to expose students to:

A general comprehension of the concepts and issues addressed in marine biology. An understanding of Costa Rican marine ecosystems, biodiversity, and environmental issues through fieldwork in coral reefs, sandy and muddy beaches, mangroves, and estuaries. An appreciation for the importance of Integrated Coastal Management. Tuition 

Before you go check the helpful links below:      

CDC Center for Disease Control- Check for any travel notices. U.S. Department of State International Travel U.S. Department of State International Travel- Learn more about your destination.

Important Dates (mandatory meetings):

- Deadline for all Application Materials: Thursday, October 24, 2023 (TBD)
- Interview with Study Abroad: October 21- 23, 2023 (TBD)
- Pre-Departure Orientation: December 6, 2024, at 12noon (TBD) 
- Deadline for payment of Program costs and CUNY - Tuition: Friday, December 2, 2024 (TBD)


Application Fee: $300
CCNY Tuition: 6 ($1,830) Credits 
*Program Costs: $1,760
Airfare: $800 (Estimated)

Program cost includes  Housing; meals; Medical Insurance; On-site emergency Support; On-site airport pick-up; Welcome orientation in San Jose, Costa Rica to introduce students to local culture and surroundings; Excursions, and cultural activities. 

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Last Updated: 01/23/2024 13:19