SFS COSTA RICA: FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH (SUMMER II)
- Term: Summer Session II
- Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session I)
- Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
- Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
- Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans
Spend your summer in Costa Rica, investigating issues of biodiversity conservation and sustainability. Build your field research skills while exploring the country’s extensive network of national parks and protected areas. Hone in on a sustainability-related topic through an extensive field research project – design your research question, collect data, and present your results to your peers and key community stakeholders.
- Explore national parks in the Central Pacific lowlands, where lush rainforests, white sandy beaches, and mischievous primates attract multitudes of visitors – as well as a host of conservation challenges.
SFS students live and study at the Center for Sustainable Development Studies. The Center is an active organic farm overlooking the vibrant Central Valley, where green is the predominant color as far as the eye can see. Dorms and classrooms intermingle with orchards and gardens, while Center dog Hera keeps watch over it all. The friendly town of Atenas is a 10-minute cab ride away, offering restaurants, shops, parks, and cultural events.
Take back-to-back summer sessions and get the hands-on learning and skill-building experiences of an internship, while also going off the beaten path and exploring the world. Each summer session focuses on a different topic, and you’ll have time to travel independently between sessions. Receive a $1,000 discount on your second session
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NOTE: As of December 2019, UNC and the School for Field Studies are in the process of renewing their Agreement. This program going forward for 2020-2021 is contingent on the signing of the new Agreement. If you have questions about this, please contact the UNC Study Abroad Director.