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Sea Turtles and Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

Living Arrangements


  •  Double room with local families in San Juanillo (week 1) & Ostional (weeks 2-5)
    • Shared bathroom
    • Wifi available
    • Access to family kitchen, although meals are included

Included Meals

  • Welcome dinner
  • Farewell dinner
  • Almost all meals provided by host family; students will be responsible for 6-8 lunches on excursions

Classroom and Computer Access

  • Classes will be held at the Costa Rica Ministry of Environment, Ostional National Wildlife Refuge Library (a 10 minute walk from participant housing)
  • Wireless internet in classroom
  • No computers available for student use. 


  • Group transportation provided to/from Liberia Airport
  • Transportation for all included program activities


  • More information about how to obtain a SIM card will be provided at the pre-departure orientation.
  • Students will be responsible to purchase their own calling time/ minutes.

Insurance, Health, and Safety

  • An in-depth orientation will be given after arrival, including health and safety procedures.
  • Program partner staff are available and nearby 24/7.
  • All students must register for UC travel insurance. This is free coverage, but registration is required prior to departure.