Course Schedule and Fees

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Winter Session 2017
Date Course Title Instructors Location
January 1 - 16, 2017 Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation Kim Dingess, Course Coordinator Field Site:
Osa Conservation, Costa Rica
Summer Session 2017
Date Course Title Instructors Location
June 15 - July 11, 2017 Primate Behavior and Conservation Kim Dingess (Course Coordinator)
Anthropology, Indiana University
Karen Strier (Guest Lecturer), Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Field Site:
Osa Conservation, Costa Rica
July 15 - July 30, 2017 Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation Kim Dingess (Course Coordinator)
Anthropology, Indiana University
Field Site:
Osa Conservation, Costa Rica
July 15 - July 30, 2017 Birds of Costa Rica Luis E. Vargas-Castro (Instructor), Behavioral Ecology, University of Miami Location Field Site:
Osa Conservation, Costa Rica

Course Fees and Registration Deadlines

Winter Session 2017 Price Due Date
Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation $2,500 December 1, 2016
Summer Session 2017 Price Due Date
Primate Behavior and Conservation $3,500 May 15, 2017
Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation $2,500 June 1, 2017
Birds of Costa Rica $2,500 June 1, 2017

Course fees include room and board, all within-country transportation, and field trip expenses. The fee does not cover international airfare, university credit fees, meals for your first and last night in San Jose, airport tax, travel insurance or other incidental travel expenses not directly related to the course.

Cancellation Policy:

Course fees must be received by the registration deadline. DANTA reserves the right to cancel a course if enrollment is less than 10 students by the registration deadline. If a participant cancels after the registration deadline, DANTA will refund 40% of the total tuition fee up to 2 weeks prior to the course. After this time no refund is possible.

Deposit:

A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required immediately following acceptance into the program in order to secure your place in the course.

Obtaining Credit:

DANTA is a private institution but is likely that you can receive credit through your own university by way of an "independent study." You should arrange an independent study with your professor or advisor prior to arriving in Costa Rica. Your DANTA course instructor will provide an academic transcript to your professor or advisor. Generally, students receive 3-6 credit hours for our month long programs, and 3 credits for the 2 week courses.

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