This program is offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC). The San Ramón program is designed for science majors interested in learning more about ecology and conservation biology in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is well known for its extraordinary natural beauty, preserved in its many national parks and reserves, and it is at the forefront of the ecotourism movement.
San Ramón is situated about halfway between San José and Puntarenas, in the beautiful Central Valley of Costa Rica. Set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains, San Ramón is truly the heart of Costa Rica, where you will encounter friendly people, and a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle.
Students choose from courses in tropical ecology, tropical marine biology, conservation biology, environmental policy and other life science topics within Costa Rica. You will be able to augment your regular coursework by enrolling in several related field study courses that give you hands on experience in these subjects. See USAC for your course options.
The San Ramón program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the overall operations of the program abroad: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours and overseeing your general well-being.