SAA biology programs are the perfect opportunity to give students the chance to take learning outside the classroom and into the field, with unique activities that offer hands-on lessons and training in this area of study.

These programs are an exciting chance for students to study and experience flora, fauna, and natural environments in person in some of the most rich and abundant ecosystems on the planet. 

Additionally, studying biology abroad gives students invaluable experiences that will aid in pursuing a career in the field, such as running experiments, making accurate scientific records, and building good observation skills. Including these international field activities to their experience and resume will give them increased career opportunities after graduation.

Browse our most popular biology programs below, with links to view the full itinerary and request a personalized quote.

Available Destinations*

• Costa Rica
• Guatemala
• Belize
• Iceland
• Australia

*We offer programs in over 24 countries worldwide. If you have another destination in mind for your program that is not included in this list, feel free to contact us to begin fully customizing your perfect itinerary.

Costa Rica: Biology 13 Days

  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Tortuguero Sea Turtle Museum
  • Bribri Educational Day & Waterfalls
  • Manzanillo and Gandoca National Park Tour
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Santa Elena and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserves
  • Carara National Park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Group Surfing Lessons

Costa Rica: Biology 9 Days

  • Cahuita National Park Wildlife Tour
  • Tortuguero National Park
  • Bribri Educational Day & Waterfalls
  • Manzanillo and Gandoca National Park Tour
  • Rio Fortuna Waterfall
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Jaguar Rescue Center
  • Canopy Zipline Tour
  • Group Surfing Lessons

Costa Rica: Tropical Ecology

  • 9 Nights of Accommodation in Twin or Triple Rooms with Individual Beds
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Professional Bilingual Guide & Assistance
  • Travelers Insurance, including Trip Cancellation
  • Wildlife Tours
  • Nocturnal Wildlife Hike
  • Service Learning Projects
  • Surfing Lessons
  • Jaguar Rescue Center
  • Biology Labs
  • White Water Rafting
  • Research Station Activities

Belize: Biology

  •  Belize Zoo Tour & Lectures
  • St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park
  • Mayflower National Park
  • Xunantunich Maya Archaeological Site
  • Snorkeling Excursion Hol Chan
  • Island Sailboat Cruise
  • Evening Boat Tour of Bioluminescence

Iceland: Geology/Natural Science

  • Hellisheiði Power Plant
  • Raufarhólshellir Lava Tube
  • Thingvellir National Park
  • Kerid Crater
  • Geysir and Gullfoss Waterfalls
  • Iceland Turf Houses
  • Seljalandsfoss & Skogafoss Waterfalls
  • Svartifoss Waterfall
  • Vatnajökull Glacier

Australia: Biology

  • 10 Nights of Hotel Accommodation
  • 1 Night of Sleeper Train
  • Daily Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Entrance to All Venues
  • All Ground Transportation
  • Full-Time Guide & Assistance
  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Sydney Walking Tour
  • Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mount Coot-tha
  • Great Sandy National Park
  • Noosa National Park Wildlife Tour & Hike
  • Fraser Island Excursion
  • Airlie Beach Excursion
  • Whitsundays Islands Excursion
  • Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling
  • Palm Cove
  • Daintree National Park Wildlife Tour

All of our programs are 100% customizable.

Looking for another area of study or destination? We are always expanding to new fields and countries around the globe.
Contact us to get started building a fully-customized itinerary. Tell us your dream program and we’ll make it a reality!