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ST | Sea Turtle Conservation Project in Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: RMIT applicants only
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RMIT College (AUS)/School (VTN): Science, Engineering & Health (SEH) RMIT School: Science
Study level: Undergraduate Program type: Study Tours (Global Intensives)
About your Experience
About your Experience
Sea turtles Cost RicaProgram details
  • Tour Leader: Professor Eddie Pang
  • Program Dates: 03 – 17 January 2019   
  • Availability: 12 places
This study tour takes place on a gorgeous beach in a welcoming coastal community at the north Pacific side of Costa Rica, in Guanacaste, one of the only few places in the world where nesting sea turtles arrive mostly every day. In our 12 days Expedition you will be able to do hands on sea turtle field work with experts, learn about sea turtle biology, ecology and conservation. You will be trained on scientific techniques to collect and analyse data on nesting females and hatchlings under the guidance of local project staff. During the entire expedition you will get the chance to discover incredible landscapes, get immerse into the local culture and experience a wide-range of exciting and life changing activities

Program cost
The approximate cost of this program is $US2000
  • TOTAL COST OF THE 12 DAY EXPEDITION    $ 1.500 USD
    •  Including Accommodation, internal transportation, meals and other program costs
  • 4 day Add-on Adventure                $ 495 USD
Additional costs to consider:
  • Flights
  • RMIT tuition tee for ONPS2186 Science Project
  • Host Country Visa (if applicable)
  • Personal Expenditure
 ** Travel insurance:
Students on approved overseas activities receive complimentary travel insurance (policy number: 41443), although you may require additional cover depending on your circumstances. 
For more detailed information, please refer here

Eligibility
  • Students from BP293 Biotechnoloy/Biomedical Science, BP226 Biotechology, BP229 Science, BP192 Environmental Science
Academic Credit Application and Selection process
STEP ONE: Express your interest directly to study tour leader, eddie.pang@rmit.edu.au
STEP TWO: Approved students will be notified and directed to register via Mobi
STEP THREE: Register for this program on Mobi by clicking on the "Apply Now" button on this page by 30 September 2018.
Complete the following questionnaires:
  1. Outbound Student Mobility: General Information
  2. Short Term Mobility: General Information
Funding
  • 12 x $1000 Global Experience grants
There may be alternative ways to fund your trip. Please check the Scholarships website and Global Experience website for funding options.

 

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Exchange Program (Semester/Year): scroll to the Program Description to apply.

All Other Programs: once application cycle opens, use the "Apply Now" button that will appear in this section.