Day 3. Pinneapple tour and Sustainable Communities
Day 4. Sustainable Communities
Day 5. Travel to EARTH La Flor Campus in Guanacaste
Day 6. Lectures at EARTH La Flor Campus and Industry tour
Day 7. Geo-thermal energy tour and travel to the beach
Day 8. Wildlife refugee tour. Afternoon free.
Day 9. Wood products industry tour
Day 10. Free day in the beach
Day 11. Return to USA through LIB
Wintermester 2017- 2018
Global Issues in Sustainability
Costa Rica is one of the oldest democracies in the continent. Within only a 4 hour direct flight from Charlotte, NC the country is home to 5% of the world’s total floral and fauna species. Even though the country has managed to create a large national park system to protect its natural resources (25% of the country's territory is protected) there are still many critical challenges that remain unresolved.
With just over 51,000 km2 in territory, Costa Rica is one of the most bio-diverse countries. With beautiful beaches, volcanoes, biodiversity, and a unique culture and political system devoted to the protection of natural resources, the country offers a perfect setting for studying social, economic, and cultural aspects interactions with natural resources . This course will take you to a large variety of rural, and urban settings to learn about water management, ecotourism, agribusiness, biology, forestry, and renewable materials issues. The course balances different teaching methods to increase the learning process to reflect on past, present, and future of natural resources in a developing country and their relationship to other geographies such as United States.
No prerequisites; open to all majors. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Contact faculty program leader for exceptions.
Participants will earn 3 semester hours of Virginia Tech academic credit.
Estimated program fee is $2,700. Including airfare, local transportation, housing, daily meals, and exit taxes. Tuition and fees not included.
University Tuition & Fees
Tuition and university fees are billed separately from the program fee according to University Bursar policy. 3 credit hours of tuition + fees will be billed along with spring semester. See here for credit hour rates for the appropriate term: http://www.bursar.vt.edu/.
Dr. Henry Quesada
Brooks Center, mail code 0503
1650 Research Tech Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Phone: (540) 231-0978 | E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates / Deadlines:
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.