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AIM Overseas - Conservation Marine Biology
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Winter (Jun - Aug)
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About


Conservation Marine Biology

Location San Jose, Costa Rica
Program dates 30 June 2019 - 20 July 2019
Application deadline 1 April 2019
Duration 3 weeks

Host: Universidad VERITAS
Provider: AIM Overseas





Program Description
The Conservation Marine Biology program allows students to spend 3 hands-on weeks studying in Costa Rica, coupled with 2 weeks of online study when they return. Whilst on the ground, students will undertake 5 units on marine conservation biology, physical and chemical oceanography, tropical marine ecosystems and fisheries and coastal management along with field trips including sea turtle monitoring; laboratory work; a bioluminescence tour; and community visits. This program offers students the opportunity to build on practical and communication skills, undertake field sampling and use the cutting-edge BIOMOL laboratory for analysis - all whilst under the supervision of two highly experienced scientists!
 
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Academic Information


Language: Classes are instructed in English.
Relevant subject area: Marine Biology
Academic credits: 6 US Credits

Once you have applied to AIM Overseas they will provide you with the full course syllabus so that you can submit this to your faculty for academic credit assessment.


Costa Rica - San Jose - Marine
 

Useful Information 


Local Overview
San Jose is the capital and largest city of Costa Rica, and the economic, political and social centre of the country which, in the Spanish colonial era was mainly known for its tobacco and coffee production. Unlike the tropical coastlines of Costa Rica, the capital is a lively and animated mountainous city offering many activities and interesting things to do  such as shopping malls, cafes and markets. Attractions of the dense city accommodating around 2 million people involve visits to the Costa Rican museums, statues, landmarks and churches where visitors can learn about the history and culture of the diverse country.

 
Accommodation 

You will be staying with a homestay for the duration of the field program, and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for you! 


 
 

Finances

Tuition: As this program is a non-exchange program, all tuition and program fees will be paid to AIM Overseas.

Program fee: $6595 AUD
 
Program fee inclusions: 
Tuition, accommodation, most meals, site visits, cultural activities, AIM Overseas pre-departure service and support. 

Vice Chancellor's Mobility Award: The Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award valued at $2,500 will be available to students selected to participate in short-term mobility programs managed by Sydney Global Mobility. The awards are allocated to students who entered the University of Sydney on an E12 or equivalent pathway. Students nominated for this short-term mobility program will be automatically considered and successful award recipients will be notified by email. Recipients of the Vice Chancellor's Global Mobility Award may hold this award in conjunction with another travelling scholarship or grant.

Travel insurance: If you are approved by the University of Sydney to participate in this program you will be covered by the University's Student Travel Insurance Policy. This is a complementary policy to cover you for the duration of your University of Sydney mobility experience. Please refer to the Audit and Risk Management website for all travel insurance queries.
 
Other costs: Flights, visa, meals, other travel expenses.

Cost of living: Follow this link to find out more about the cost of living in San Jose.

OS-HELP loans may be available to eligible students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place where the program is approved for credit prior to departure. Application required.
 

How to Apply

Planning early is the best way to ensure you will get the most out of your time abroad.

It is important that you understand the requirements and structure of your course (and major/s) to ensure that you select overseas programs that can transfer back to your degree. To help understand your course structure, you should consult the Faculty Handbook published in the year in which you commenced your course (eg. if you began a Bachelor of Commerce in 2016, you should look at the Business School Undergraduate Handbook from 2016). Pre-2017 Handbooks can be found in the handbook archive.

Example application timeline

1. Select your program > 2. Apply for academic credit > 3. Complete Sydney Abroad application > 4. Apply to host university > 5. Receive academic approval & host acceptance (October/November) > 6. Apply for OS HELP (if eligible), book flights & visa > 7. Fly safe!

Receiving your academic credit approval can take up to 10 weeks – so it’s very important that you submit your application for academic credit to your faculty as soon as soon as you have selected your program of choice.







Note: The Sydney Abroad application requires that you upload a copy of your current passport and the outcome of your academic credit request. If you do not have these available to you now you can save your application and upload them later.

If you have any questions about this program, please feel free to contact us at global.shortterm@sydney.edu.au
 


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