eWENR, January/February 1999
The University of Costa Rica (UCR) is currently offering a special program in environmental science for undergraduate students from the English-speaking world who want to study the rain forest from a hands-on perspective.
All classes and field trips pertaining to the course of study are conducted in English by UCR professors. Students are provided with private rooms in the homes of Costa Rican families while attending the university. The program includes the following courses: tropical ecology/conservation; natural history; biological diversity; and Spanish at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.
Students who successfully complete the program receive four credit hours for each course on a UCR transcript. All credits are transferred from the university