Next Program: May 26-June 12, 2015
At the beginning and end of the field portion of the program, students will spend the night at the Hotel Cacts in San Jose, Costa Rica. The hotel has all standard amenities and may be viewed at its website.
While at the La Selva Biological Station, students will stay in dormitory style field cabins, with two to four students per cabin. Each cabin has two to three bunk beds, a work desk, and lockable storage cabinets.
Every two cabins share a restroom facility, which consists of a toilet, two sinks, a shower with hot and cold water, and soap and paper towel dispensers. Males and females have separate cabins and restrooms.
While at Tortuguero, students will stay at the Mawamba Lodge.
Program costs paid by students cover the cost of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are served at pre-set times in the morning, afternoon, and evening in a cafeteria-style setting. Meals generally include meat, rice and beans, and various side dishes (including fruit and/or vegetables). Vegetarian options are available for all meals. Additional snack items are available at the gift shop.
At La Selva, water is drinkable from the tap and is available at the cafeteria at all times. Ice is also available. During meals at La Selva, fresh juice is available.
Students with disabilities should consult the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC) in House 71, 826-4678, and read about the specific housing and field conditions at the La Selva Biological Station before applying.
Students are encouraged to meet with faculty to discuss any accommodations needed for the program.
Reasonable accommodations may be available for students who have a documented disability. All accommodations must be approved through the Student Disability Resource Center.