International Studies Programs


Costa Rica Tropical Rainforest Ecology ProgramThis Tropical Forest Ecology class (BI217) introduces students to the fundamental characteristics of intensely varied ecosystems. Through lectures, seminar, field exercises and field interpretation, students come to understand the dominant ecological forces that shape tropical forests. Students also attempt to observe and understand how the many fascinating adaptations of tropical organisms reflect the evolutionary pressures found in the tropical forest environment. The course is offered Spring Semester of alternate years and includes three seminars at Franklin Pierce and a two week trip in June to three field sites in Costa Rica.

Interested students should contact Rhine Singleton at