For over 50 years, the Organization for Tropical Studies has provided creative, ground-breaking, and scientifically sound graduate education programs.
Today the organization remains committed to including training in tropical studies as part of the experience of both students and professionals, in biology and in related disciplines such as conservation biology, global health, environmental policy, and natural history.
OTS offers courses for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in English and Spanish.
Contact: otsadmissions @ duke.edu
Semester Abroad in Costa Rica:
Semester Abroad in South Africa:
Summer Abroad in Costa Rica:
Summer Abroad in South Africa:
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU):
Contact: reu.program @ ots.ac.cr
Native American and Pacific Islander Research Experience (NAPIRE):
Contact: napire.program @ ots.ac.cr
Contact: barbara.lewis @ ots.ac.cr Graduate Courses
The TBA (Tropical Biology Association) exchange
The OTS runs an exchange program with TBA whereby students from OTS member institutions are eligible for some TBA courses. For example, Tropical forest ecosystems in Tanzania is aimed at students research an conservation of the forest of Usambaras. OTS member students may also be eligible to apply for additional courses run by the TBA (please check with OTS before applying).
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Contact: barbara.lewis @ ots.ac.cr
Contact: pia.paaby @ ots.ac.cr Past Courses
Contact: ed.stashko @ ots.ac.cr
Courses & workshops:
- Management of coastal areas (graduate)
- Decision Making for living landscapes: local to global (professionals)