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  • Locations: Atenas, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer II
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  • Program Sponsor: The School for Field Studies (SFS) 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate student Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.6
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: University dormitory Language of Instruction: English
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Liz Wellbeloved Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Biology, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, Geography, Geology, Latin American Studies
Program Description:

SFS COSTA RICA: FUNDAMENTALS OF SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH (SUMMER II)

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PROGRAM DETAILS

  • 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


OVERVIEW

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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHT:
  • 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.
 

SUMMER COMBINED

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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Call the Admissions Hotline at 800.989.4418
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This program is currently not accepting applications.