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  • Locations: Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer I, Summer II, Summer III
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Area of Study: Anthropology, Biological Sciences, Business, Community Leadership & Civic Engagement, Economics, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish Program Type: Cosponsored, Study Abroad
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Housing Options: Home Stay
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Program Provider: CIEE
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Jill Vodden
Program Description:

Summer Sustainability + The Environment

MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA

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Program Overview

Live on the edge of the world famous Monteverde cloud forest, while exploring sustainable economic development (Session II), and environmental engineering (Session III). There’s no better setting to study these topics than in Costa Rica, a little country with a big reputation for protecting the environment, harnessing renewable energies, and creating secure food systems. You’ll discover many treasures during your time abroad in this special country as you explore sustainable fisheries, tourism, conservation, agriculture, or renewable energy.

Unique Experiences

TAKE EXCURSIONS

to farms, island communities, protected areas, renewable power plants, and more.

ATTEND CLASSES IN

Sustainable Development (Session II), or Environmental Engineering (Session III).

LIVE WITH A LOCAL FAMILY,

advance your Spanish skills, and integrate into Costa Rican culture.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Visit fishing communities on the island of Chira, where locals are leaders in the sustainable fishing industry (Session II).
  • Get inside access to local decision-makers, business owners, and leaders, for hands-on training in sustainability practices in ecotourism (Session II)
  • Learn technology for innovative agriculture and energy production in the historic city of Cartago (Session III)
  • Gain knowledge and skills for carbon accounting toward the goal of carbon neutrality (Session III).

Projects

Help design or manage farm production and waste (Session III); contribute to conversations and deliberations on integrated conservation and economic development projects (Session II).


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Meals
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Two-day orientation – an introduction to Costa Rica culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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This program is currently not accepting applications.