Skip to Content
a student taking a photo of a waterfall in Costa Rica

About the Program

Folsom Lake College Biology Professor Fran Keller and English Professor Josh Fernandez are teaming up to bring students a special Study Abroad opportunity in Spring 2020. Participants will take classes on campus and then travel to Costa Rica during Spring Break to further their studies of poetry and nature. Then they'll wrap up the semester back at FLC with a poetry reading and an environmental poster symposium at the Harris Center for the Arts highlighting their adventures.


  • ENGCW 420: Poetry Writing Workshop (3 units) with Josh Fernandez
  • BIOL 350: Environmental Biology (3 units) with Fran Keller
  • Note: Both courses are transferable to UC and CSU.

Trip Dates

Departure: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Return: Sunday, April 12, 2020

Program Highlights

  • Visit Caribbean coast and turtle nesting sites
  • Zipline through the cloud forest
  • Tour a sustainable coffee plantation
  • Visit Historic San Jose




Register through AIFS (American Institute For Foreign Study)


Dr. Fran Keller
Assistant Professor of Biology/Zoology, Folsom Lake College
Phone: (916) 608-6599

Josh Fernandez
Assistant Professor of English, Folsom Lake College
Phone: (916) 608-6911