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Costa Rica: Environmental & Social Sustainability - The Costa Rica Model

The course provides students with a first-hand look at a country committed to sustainability. Costa Rica has been at the forefront of environmentalism for decades. Students will explore the country’s sustainability policies and practices by attending sessions at the University of Peace, an institution that forms part of the United Nation’s academic activities. Tour visits will include the capital city of San Jose, Quitirissi Indigenous Reserve, the Costa Rica National Art Museum, Nacientes Palmichal, and Tarcoles Sustainable Fishing Village. This course engages students in teambuilding and leadership activities, positive psychology and well-being theory, as well as socio-economic issues in Costa Rica.

*0.5 General Elective Credit

Projected Dates: May 16 - 26, 2019

Course Director: John Irwin, Instructor, Justice Studies