2020 Academic Calendar

Here are some of the fun adventures planned for the 2020 Semester Program. This is our anticipated calendar, however changes could be made at any time!

DATES ACTIVITY
JANUARY 4 Students Arrive to San Jose, Costa Rica
JANUARY 5-10 QERC Orientation and Tropical Field Research Orientation

Dr. David Hoekman and Matthew McNeil

JANUARY 13-17 Biogeography Module of Tropical Ecology and Sustainability

Dr. Bruce Hoagland

JANUARY 20- FEB 2 Central American History and Culture, Spanish Coursework

Dr. Dennis Williams, Catalina Retana

JANUARY 22-29 Home Stays in San Gerardo de Dota

 

JAN 31 – FEB 2 San Jose Orientation

Dr. Dennis Williams, Brendan and Emely Blowers De León

FEBRUARY 3-12 Panama Central American Field Studies Trip

Dr. Dennis Williams, Brendan and Emely Blowers De León

FEBRUARY 13-16 SPRING BREAK
FEBRUARY 17-22 Entemology (CAPI Weekend Feb 21-23)

Dr. David Hoekman

FEBRUARY 21-23 CAPI Lowland Trip: Entemology and Ornithology Focus

Dr. David Hoekman, Dr. David Hille, Brendan and Emely

FEB 24 – FEB 27 Herpetology Module of Tropical Ecology and Sustainability

Dr. John Cossel

FEB 28 – MAR 1 Hacienda Barú Lowland Trip: Herpetology and Ornithology Focus

Dr. John Cossel, Dr. David Hille, Brendan and Emely Blowers De León

MARCH 2-6 Ornithology Module of Tropical Ecology and Sustainability

Dr. David Hille

MARCH 9-13 Biblical Theology and Global Stewardship (Introduction)

Dr. John Bechtold

MARCH 16-20 Tropical Medicine

Dr. Caio França

MARCH 25-APRIL 3 Biomes Tour: Capstone of Tropical Ecology and Sustainability
(La Selva Biological Station, Arenal Volcano, Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Palo Verde Biological Station, Matapalo Mangroves)

Dr. Bruce Hoagland, Dr. David Hoekman, Brendan and Emely

APR 6-10 Biblical Theology and Global Stewardship (Conclusion)

Dr. Lena Crouso

APR 13-17 Tropical Field Research Reports, Final Papers

Dr. David Hoekman

APRIL 20-21 Finals, Presentations
APRIL 22 Community Goodbyes
APRL 23-24 Semester Debrief

Brendan and Emely Blowers De León

APRIL 25 Students Depart