Study Abroad in Monteverde

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Explore Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde plays host to Costa Rica’s treasured rain forest, where a staggering number of species – including pumas, monkeys, quetzal, and the endangered three wattled bellbird – are readily on display, proving the perfect location for studies in sustainability and conservation.

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural
immersion.

In Monteverde, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Exploring the lush rainforest of Corcovado National Park
  • Traveling to Santa Rosa National Park, famous for its rare seasonally-dry forest
  • Visiting Carara National Park, home of the country’s largest population of scarlet macaws
  • Taking guided tours of organic coffee and pineapple plantations
  • Visiting Bocas del Toro Islands of Panama
  • Traveling down the Rio San Juan De Nicaragua to the Indio Maiz Biological Reserve
  • Hiking near Rincon de la Vieja Volcano

Open Campus Block Progam Study Tours
Amazing multi-day study tours on our Monteverde program!

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RECEIVE UP TO $10,000 TO STUDY ABROAD IN LATIN AMERICA THIS FALL

GET A $9k GRANT

Submit a fall ’21 Latin America application by April 1 and nominate yourself for up to $9,000 with the Open Campus Latin America Grant!

GET $9K GRANT

WHERE STUDENTS STUDY

CIEE Monteverde
Fully equipped with classrooms, computers, and library facilities, as well as indoor and outdoor common areas, to accommodate experiential and traditional learning.

INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERING

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.

Study Abroad Programs in Monteverde

Pocket Guide to Monteverde

  • Currency
    Costa Rican Colón

    Spoken Languages
    Spanish

    Available Transportation
    Car, van

    Famous Local
    Jonathan Moya – footballer who plays as a forward for Liga Deportiva Alajuelense

  • Climate
    Warm year-round with temperatures between 63°F and 81°F

    Local Attraction
    The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve – nearly 9,000 acres of forest featuring hundreds of species of mammals, birds, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, insects, arachnids, and plants

    Did You Know?
    Costa Rica is home to more than 9,000 species of plants

  • Airport
    Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO)

    Social Norms
    Removing floral or fauna from beaches and tropical areas is both shunned upon and illegal

    What to Pack
    Backpack, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, binoculars

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