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  • Locations: Las Cruces, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Suggested GPA: 3.0
ICIP Required: No Housing Options: Residence Hall
Community Based Learning: No Ability to work abroad: No
Board: Full Board Program Exception Flag: None
Program Sponsorship: OTS Other Requirements: One year college-level biology
Visa required for U.S. passport holders: No Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:
La Selva, Costa Rica
Photo courtesy of Haylie Butler '17 - "Lipstick Jungle", Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

Name: Organization for Tropical Studies 
Program: Tropical Diseases, Environmental Change, and Human Health, Costa Rica
Terms available: fall and spring semesters
Dates: late August to early December (fall semester); late January to early May (spring semester)
Pre-university program: Students may have the option to complete a pre-university language program.
Institution website:
Program website:
Visa fees: US citizens not required to obtain visa before departure.
Housing deposits: n/a
Registration info: The OTS semester program is equal to a full semester course load at Holy Cross. Syllabi available on Program website above.
ICIP required: No
Other requirements: One semester each of college-level biology and Spanish.
Courses previously taken by Holy Cross students:
On left-side menu, click on Courses Taken Abroad for Holy Cross Credit then select program.
Grade equivalency sheet: n/a
All information listed above is subject to change.

For more information, please contact:
Christopher Van Booven - Assistant Director
Phone:  508-793-2755
Office:  Smith 213

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.