Description: 

Why study in Costa Rica?

  • Learn about environmental issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Study intersection between community, ecosystem, economics and politics
  • Explore environmental and economic implications of plantation and small-scale agriculture, eco-tourism, bio-prospecting, and national park management.
  • Analyze impact of export-oriented development on family, class, and race relations.
  • Learn strategies for natural resource conservation through organic agriculture and sustainable extraction of timber and other forest products
City: 
San Jose
Map: 
Map of Costa Rica
Flag: 
Flag of Costa Rica
Program Contact Email: 
Program Contact Phone: 
+1 11 506 2225 05
Term: 
Fall
Prerequisites: 

 Minimum of Spanish 217 or equivalent.

Language of Instruction: 
English
Spanish
Housing: 
Home-stay
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