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Department of Biology

Study Abroad

***All stated prices are approximates and should not be taken as the true cost of the trip. These are estimates to better allow students to prepare. Prospective study abroad students should contact the professor in charge of the trip to get more accurate pricing.

**If you are interested in the most up to date information, check out the Center for Global Engagement Study Abroad page.

Study Abroad Programs

Biology study abroad courses are for both majors (area F guided electives or area H ecology/evolution elective) and non-biology majors (counts in area D as a lab science course). Students learn the local flora and fauna as well as unique environments and cultural aspects of each site visited. Students design mini ecology classes, set up and collect data on site, then analyze and present their finding upon return to CSU.

Cost: ~$2,100

Time: Spring Break

Locations/Activities/Study Sites:

  • Various clinics around the island
  • Forfar Field Station
  • Various subtropical environments

Summary: Students visit local clinics and discuss common health issues facing individuals on Andros. CSU students host a two day spay and neuter clinic for companion animals on Andros. Students collect medical and veterinary donations to share with the Androsians as part of this service learning course.

Cost: ~$2,100

Time: Spring Break

Locations/Activities/Study Sites:

  • Fish Project - Barrier Reef, fringing, and patch reefs

  • Plant Project - Coppice, pinelands, beach strand, swash

  • Invertebrate Study, Money Point, coconut grove

Summary: Experience snorkeling on one the world's largest reefs. Visit unique environments that have been minimally impacted.

Learn More About Ecology of Andros Island (PowerPoint)

Cost: ~$3,000 

Length: Spring Break

Locations/Activities/Study Sites:

  • LaSelva Biological Research Station

  • Tortuguero Monitoring Station

Summary: Experience pristine tropical rainforests at LaSelva. Search for nesting turtles at Tortuguero.

Learn More About Tropical Ecology of Costa Rica (PowerPoint)

Cost: ~$5,000 

Time: Maymester

Locations/Activities/Study Sites:

  • The Great Barrier Reef

  • World Heritage Rainforest

  • Table Lands and Outback

Summary: Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. Experience World Heritage Rainforest sites.

Cost: ~$5,000

Time: Maymester

Locations/Activities/Study Sites:

  • Arusha

  • Western and Central Sarengeti

  • Ngorongoro Crater

Summary: Watch the Great Migration. Explore the Serengeti and travel to Ngorogoro Crater.

Cost: ~$5,000

Time: Maymester

Locations/Activities/Study Sites:

  • Galapagos Islands

  • Amazonian Rainforests

Summary: Explore the Galapagoes. Experience lowland Amazonian rainforests.

Cost: ~$5,000

Time: Maymester

Locations/Activities/Study Sites: 

  • Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Tobacco Caye Marine Station

Summary: Visit sites at Monkey Bay Reserve. Snorkel at Tobacco Caye Marine Station.

Cost: ~$3,650

Time: Summer

Locations/Activities/Study Sites:

  • Cambridge Universit

  • Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Down House (Darwin's home)

  • British Museum of Natural History in London

  • Stay at CSU's Specer House in Oxford, England

Summary: Students follow the life of Charles Darwin from his college years to his collections while on the Beagle to his personal struggles with his theory of evolution. Students walk his garden path at Down House and visit various sites of the great debates on evolution.