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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester/summer Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Type: Homestay Area of Study: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Foreign Language, Global Studies
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

Science + Society

MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA

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Program Overview

Monteverde has been at the forefront of field study in environmental protection since the 1960s, when it began attracting scientists to marvel at its biodiversity. As a result, Monteverde is the ideal place to study ecology, conservation, sustainability, and agriculture, and explore ways to protect its future, live more sustainably, and educate others to do the same.

Unique Experiences

LEARN FROM COSTA RICAN FARMERS

who maintain crops, improve their soils, and have high productivity with natural and climate-smart practices

LIVE IN A RURAL MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY

surrounded by a tropical cloud forest and friendly Costa Ricans

SEE CLOSE UP

how alternative energy makes Costa Rica largely independent of fossil fuels

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Excursions & Activities

  • Get to know biodiversity firsthand, and learn why it is so valuable for human societies
  • Learn about renewable energy, alternative agriculture, ecotourism, and other sustainable economic activities
  • Visit reserves, farms, urban centers, or remote communities to explore the biological and cultural diversity of Costa Rica

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • All meals are included.
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Two- day orientation - an introduction to Costa Rican culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

Questions?

Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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Budget Information:
To calculate an estimate of the total cost of your program, use the Cost Estimate Template and do the following:
1. Go to the CIEE website https://www.ciee.org/, fill in the blanks to find your program, and search.
2. Select your program to “learn more”. Once you are at the main page of your program, select “See Full Breakdown” next to the price. The “No Hidden Fees” section maps out the price per term. This is this cost of tuition and housing.
3. Click on the plus sign next to the price to view a breakdown along with estimated additional costs including flight, meals, visa, and personal expenses.
4.  In addition to this program fee, add the following costs to arrive at your total cost
 
  • Application fee - $65
  • Study Abroad Administrative fee - $460
  • WSU Laptop fee (semester students only) - $485
  • Passport ($140) and Visa, (if required, cost varies per country) 
If you would like further assistance in calculating the cost of your program, please email studyabroad@winona.edu
 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.