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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Suggested GPA: 3.0
Language Requirement: One college-level Spanish course ICIP Required: No
Housing Options: Shared room at field station Community Based Learning: No
Ability to work abroad: No Board: Full Board
Program Exception Flag: None Program Sponsorship: SFS
Other Requirements: One semester college-level biology, ecology or environmental studies Click here for a definition of this term Visa required for U.S. passport holders: No
Earned Academic Credit: Yes
Program Description:

SFS Costa RicaPhoto courtesy of Dan Hodgkinson '16 -  "Frog at Night", Monteverde, Costa Rica

View video of information session held on 9/15/20: 

Name: The School for Field Studies (SFS)
Program: Sustainable Development Studies, 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: n/a
Institution website:
Program website including courses:
Visa fees: See Budget Sheets on Program website above
Housing deposits: n/a
Registration info: The SFS 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 of college-level biology, ecology, or environmental studies/science.
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:

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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 11/05/2021 02/18/2022 08/29/2022 12/01/2022
Spring 2023 11/05/2021 02/18/2022 01/23/2023 04/27/2023