The next international field experience for Biology majors in spring 2015 is:

Costa Rica

If you are interested in this experience, please follow the steps below:

  • Apply Now through the Study Abroad website
  • Register for Biol 430 Biogeography, Ecology and Conservation for spring 2015
  • Register for Biol 422 Field Trip Experience Tropical Ecology for the May 2015 semester

If you would like more information please contact:

Dr. Michael Meyer -

Dr. Rick Sherwin -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


If you are interested in this experience, please follow the steps below:

  • Contact Dr. Lauren Ruane at 594-0838 or
  • Register for Biol 328 Island Biology & Experimental Design for spring 2015
Kayleigh Poulin
"The South Africa experience was honestly the trip of a lifetime! The opportunity to travel to a different country (or two if you count our layover in London) with professors and people I barely knew was extremely rewarding. We were able to take every activity and event that happened and build relationships through those experiences.  We were able to see a lion herd attack, kill, and eat a zebra—something none of us had ever seen and that our guide hadn't seen in five years. We visited colonies of penguins and seals, botanical gardens, and more. Being able to tour different villages and really breathe in their culture was unforgettable. South Africa was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking in every way. I could not be happier with my decision to go on this trip, and I really hope to be able to go back someday. Both my parents and I would say it worth any “risk” and monetary investment to have gone on this trip that I will remember for the rest of my life."
~ Kayleigh P.


Laura Hancock
“The CNU South Africa study abroad trip was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity. The experience of being in another country and getting to be a part of another culture and ecosystem was amazing. What made the trip the most meaningful for me, though, was that I got to experience it with my friends and professors. I learned so much about South African culture and wildlife and now when I go back to CNU I have people who I can share these new perspectives with. I would recommend participating in a study abroad trip if at all possible to any student, but more importantly go with people who will make the experience that much more educational and meaningful. Dr. Meyer and Dr. Sherwin have created a great overall experience for studying abroad!"
~ Laura H.