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ASU: Tropical Field Biology in Ecuador

This three-week program allows you to live, work and study in the Ecuadorian tropics with most of the time spent in the Amazon rainforest. Explore the flora and fauna of one of the most biologically diverse locations on Earth and learn through hands-on research experiences.

You will also learn about the culture and customs of native peoples of the Amazon.

IFSA-Butler: James Cook University

Named after the British explorer Captain James Cook, James Cook University is Australia’s leading tropical research university and Queensland’s second oldest university offering excellence in teaching and research.

The main campuses are based in the coastal northern Queensland cities of Townsville and Cairns with additional campuses in Brisbane and at JCUS in Singapore, offering the same high-quality Australian education in a dynamic Asian environment. Over 16,000 students including 4,000 international students from 100+ nationalities currently study with JCU.

CIEE: Summer Community Public Health Program at University of Botswana

This program is designed for students with an interest in public health issues in developing countries; the governmental, societal, and environmental factors that influence healthcare; and international health issues including HIV/AIDS. Learn about overcoming challenges in healthcare within the context of a developing nation.

CIEE: Sustainability and the Environment in Monteverde, Costa Rica

This program teaches sound tropical conservation and sustainable development to ensure future biodiversity and human welfare. You will study the impact humans have on natural systems and how environmental issues influence economics and society.

This is done through coursework and an internship in the Monteverde region, as well as through visits to national parks throughout Costa Rica.

ISA: Medical Spanish & Health Care in Costa Rica at Veritas University

This program is for students at all levels of the Spanish language who want to increase their Spanish proficiency, with a particular focus on health care and medical terminology. During this five-week program, you will participate in an 80-hour intensive Spanish for Health Professionals course, which combines classroom work with hands-on communication experience.

You will complete a 60-hour elective, called the Costa Rican Health Care System, which explores the country´s socialized health care system and examines the specific health concerns of Costa Rica as a tropical country. Language courses are held in the morning, and the elective course is held in the afternoon.

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is one of the top universities in Britain, recognized both nationally and internationally for its teaching quality and research excellence. Founded in 1851, it is the largest of England´s great civic universities.

It continues to excel in major achievements in the areas of Biological Sciences, Radio Astronomy, Medicine and Engineering. The University´s achievements cross numerous fields: Faculties of Arts, Social Studies, Education, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy, Science and Engineering, Biological Sciences, and the Federal School of Business..