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Fact Sheet:
Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship
Program Description:
Travel Dates: March 27 - April 7, 2019 (additional class meetings Mondays, 5-6:50 pm during the spring 2015 semester)

Course: BIOL 454B/554B: Research in Terrestrial Tropical Ecology (students enroll for spring 2019)

Travel costs: $750 (students are also awarded a $900 cost allowance)

Insurance: $60

Course description:  Students will learn to read and critique papers from the primary literature and participate in class discussions about these readings; formulate novel research questions about tropical ecology; design and execute experiments to answer these research questions in a tropical ecosystem; analyze data and report results to colleagues via an oral presentation.  The travel portion of the course will take place at the Organization for Tropical Studies in La Selva, Costa Rica.

Link to the Organization for Tropical Studies website:

This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.

Contact Professor Dessie Underwood for more information at

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 12/14/2018 ** Rolling Admission 03/27/2019 04/07/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.