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  • Locations: La Selva, Costa Rica; Las Cruces, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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OTS students in Costa Rica

About the Location

Costa Rica is a naturally beautiful and ideal location to study the rapid social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental changes that face much of the developing Latin American world.  This unique program is completely mobile.  Students will travel through three different ecosystems and spend time in three different field stations studying the ecology of Costa Rica.


Academics

Course offered: Field Tropical Biology

Grades count toward an Elon GPA.

Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis, regardless of the host institution's policy.

To see course listings for this semester program, visit the program website.

A list of courses to be used as a guide for Elon course equivalents from this program is available in the GEC in Global Commons 360. 


General Program Dates

Summer – June to August


Cost

Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.

For cost information for this program, please view the Summer Budget Sheet.


Scholarships/Travel Grants

GEC Access Scholarships are designed to help provide access for all undergraduate students to participate in an Elon-approved Global Engagement (study abroad or Study USA) program.  The application for a GEC Access Scholarship is a questionnaire embedded in the outgoing program application--there is no external application.  Please see the GEC Access Scholarship brochure for information on eligibility, conditions, and notification. 

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.

Students can apply for summer financial aid through Elon University in person in the Office of Financial Planning in the spring semester.  Summer financial aid applications are due May 1.  

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your global engagement program.  Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.


Housing

Students share rooms with two to four beds in various park rest sites or bungalows.  As the program is very mobile, students stay in a variety of accommodations.


Applications

Students must complete the online Elon University Study Abroad Application by the published deadline. See the Deadline and Events Calendar  for the most up-to-date deadline information.  Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.

Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by OTS.

Note: This program has limited capacity. Applications for a given term will no longer be accepted once capacity has been reached.


Orientations

A successful semester and summer abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation.  Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad.  These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety.  Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program.  Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility. 

View the pre-departure orientation schedule.


Additional Information and Links

Connect with the GEC, global engagement alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal! 

Contact Global Ambassadors to learn more from global engagement alumni.  Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad or Study USA programs and have been trained to help you prepare for your own global engagement.  They are looking forward to hearing from you!

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.