Costa Rica Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

The goal of the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to develop essential skills in designing, executing and disseminating original research that quantifies the hydrologic and biogeochemical fluxes in the watershed of a tropical montane cloud forest.

Students have an opportunity to work on field and laboratory research under the guidance of faculty mentors at the newly constructed Texas A&M Soltis Center for Research and Education near San Isidro in central Costa Rica. Learn more about the program.


  • Applications open: October 1, 2017
  • Applications close: January 20, 2018
  • Application reviews: February 1, 2018
  • Acceptance notification: March 1, 2018
  • First Day of REU Program: June 1, 2018
  • Last Day of REU Program: August 10, 2018
    • Periods in College Station, TX: June 1-15, 2018; July 27-August 10, 2018
    • Periods in Costa Rica: June 15-July 27, 2018
  • The Soltis Center

    The Soltis Center is located in San Juan de San Isidro de Peñas Blancas

  • Field Projects

    Learn more about our field projects

  • Contact Us

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