Costa Rica

January 2 - 18, 2020

This unique program will begin and end in Costa Rica's capital of San Jose, and the program will also travel to the wonderful city of Monteverde and the beautiful Pacific coastal town of Quepos!

Comprehensive fee of $3,900 includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Accommodations, with breakfast each day
  • 3 semester hours of Bradley credit and all textbooks
  • International Student Identity Card

Course Offerings:


      Register for either an IS or BIO course! Choose from:

      --BIO 304 Ecology of Place (BCC MI, NS)

      --BIO 475 Special Topics - Biology

      --IS 490 Directed Study and Travel Abroad: Costa Rica

      Taught collaboratively by Dr. Sherri Morris (Biology) and Dr. Jeanie Bukowski (International Studies)

      Come to Costa Rica to experience firsthand a variety of ecosystems and landscapes, including the cultural, historical, and human systems supported by these environments. We will focus particularly on the impacts of climate change and policy responses to these impacts at various levels of landscape and society. Through BIO 475 and IS 490, students will have the opportunity to engage in guided research on a topic of particular interest to them. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, or sophomores by permission of instructor  


    • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, and Communities (Gen Ed CD, BCC WC)

      Dr. Christina McDaniel

      Join us as we explore issues of diversity in families, communities and cultures in a warm, welcoming country. This course is not limited to Teacher Education majors! We live and work in a multicultural country, and learning about diversity in our society is extremely important for many, if not all professions. This unique course will be centered in Costa Rica’s capital of San Jose, and the program also includes travel for 3 days to the beautiful Pacific coastal town of Quepos!

    • WLS 307 Costa Rica: A Contemporary Perspective (BCC IL) 

      Dr. Deborah Kessler
      Develop your Spanish language skills in a Spanish-speaking environment! We will also study the rich culture and society of contemporary Costa Rica as we explore the capital city of San José in the Central Valley, as well as the coastal town of Quepos. Prerequisites: WLS303 and 304 or consent of instructor.

    To Register: 

    Pre-registration begins March 11 from the link on our the  Study Abroad home page. Then, you must complete the registration process in person at 8:30 am Friday, April 26, in the Student Center Ballroom, where you will enroll in order of cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits.  A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your enrollment (check or cash - sorry, we cannot accept credit cards).  

    Enrollment for any remaining class places after April 26 is first-come, first-served and in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.

    Note: a minimum 2.5 GPA is required to register for any Study Abroad program at Bradley University. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA recorded at BU in order to register (ask us for strategies to enroll).