Introduction to Tropical Marine Biology
Conducted in English
This course is a general introduction to tropical marine ecosystems and their inhabitants. The field study course consists of three field trips to different habitats. (One day field trip and two overnight field trips).
The objectives of these visits are to better understand the topics covered in the lectures such as: General Oceanography, Tropical Oceans, Coral Reefs, Mangrove Ecosystems, Grass Bed Ecosystems, Invertebrates and Tropical Marine Conservation.
Location: Puntarenas, Costa Rica
NY departure and return dates: December 26, 2012 – January 16, 2013
Arrive in Puntarenas the morning of December 27
Course: Introduction to Tropical Marine Biology (3 credits)
Optional: Introduction to Tropical Marine Biology Field Study (1 credit)
Faculty: Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica
Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3500
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $920
QC program fee: $400
Consolidated fee (home-stay with family, meals, insurance, excursions,
field study trip, differential tuition): $2180
Total cost with airfare: $4300
Airfare: $800 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)
Application Deadline: USAC deadline: November 1, 2012; QC Deadline: November 5, 2012
(Must submit two applications: to USAC and Queens College Education Abroad Office)
For more information about these programs and to apply online please visit USAC.
Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.
Education Abroad Office
Kiely Hall, Room 183
Queens College, CUNY
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597
Email: Education Abroad