Duke University in collaboration with OTS offers semester and summer programs in field biology and global health for undergraduates in Costa Rica and South Africa. All OTS courses are structured on field-based, experiential learning under the close guidance of highly qualified academic professors and visit a diversity of tropical habitats and communities. In any OTS program, students will meet active researchers and local stakeholders and will develop the skills needed for advanced studies and careers in tropical biology, resource management, or global health.
Our undergraduate programs provide students with unique, hands-on learning experiences in Costa Rica and South Africa. OTS undergraduate students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Costa Rica or South Africa both scientifically and culturally, to experience a variety of different ecosystems throughout either country, and to create their own independent research projects all while earning academic credit from Duke University.