Biology Study Abroad: Part of Globalization at AUM

The Biology Department at Auburn University at Montgomery is a member of the Organization of Tropical Studies. 

For more information on Study Abroad, contact Achala Gunasekara-Rockwell, Study Abroad Program Manager, at 334-244-3544 or or visit The Office of Global Initiatives.

Undergraduate Semester/Summer Abroad Opportunities

Semester abroad courses focusing on scientific ecology complemented by a strong foundation in social, political, economic, and scientific aspects of resource management are taught in Costa Rica or South Africa

Summer abroad courses focusing on ecology and evolutionary biology of the tropics are taught in Costa Rica

For questions and help with applications contact Dr. Chelsea Ward at

For more information on the Organization for Tropical Studies go here.

Rainforest Ecology Field Experience in Costa Rica

During May 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, the Department of Biology has taken AUM students to Costa Rica for a rainforest ecology study abroad.

Students viewed rainforest flora and fauna, visited research stations to see rain forest ecologists at work, viewed the tropical canopy, and experienced the culture of Costa Rica.

Recently students returned from a Galapagos study abroad where they participated in a research study on giant tortoises.

The Department hopes to make similar study abroad experiences available each year.