Field work in Henri
Pittier National Park (Venezuela)
The 2021 course will run from 26th June to 15th July in
La Gamba Field Station in
Costa Rica - have a look at the
itinerary for an
overview of how the course is organized. COVID-19: please note
that due to the unpredictable situation we are not able to tell whether the
course will be indeed possible in 2021. The field station La Gamba has been
booked for 10 students and 2 teachers and we are hoping for the best.
We cannot, however, guarantee anything at the moment, as you are all
probably aware of. Hence, we recommend that when calculation your ECTS
points for this semester, you should have a "backup" of 10 ECTS.
The full cost of the course is ca. 1500
Euro per student. This covers accommodation, food, transportation, use of laboratory space and field assistants/guides on site. Don't forget to secure some extra pocket money.
Students of the Faculty of Biology, Jagiellonian University, are subsidized at a rate 2000 PLN/student.
The remaining costs are covered by course participants. Students from
other universities are welcome to join the course depending on place
availability and have to cover 100% of the course cost.
participants cover all transportation costs to the destination. The return flight
from Poland to the destination usually costs around 4000-4500 PLN but the
actual cost can vary widely (3000 - 5000 PLN), depending on the date, the
route and the
starting airport (e.g., it is sometimes substantially cheaper to start the
trip from Warsaw or Berlin - please check all possibilities).
information about the course (pdf). Note that the information given here
is based on past courses in Venezuela. Terms and conditions for the coming
courses may differ!
Course participant's equipment
Candidates have to register for the course in
personally with me (Inst. Environ. Sci., room 2.1.2, or by email). Registering at USOS is
not sufficient and does not guarantee a place.
Notice for students
from other universities:
If you are from another university, be advised that you still have to
fulfill all course requirements, that is you must have completed a course in
general ecology, the "Tropical ecology" course offered by Jagiellonian
University or equivalent and you must be pretty fluent in English.
Important notice: to
participate in the course you have to complete the Tropical Ecology course
So far, all course participants tell that the course is worth the effort... :)
options to study tropical ecology and biology:
tropical biology courses organized by
Association. The courses take place in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya,
Madagascar and Borneo.
The Institute of Environmental Sciences is the
and our students are eligible for significantly reduced course fees!