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CCS300: Central America: The Cultural and Natural Landscape of Costa Rica
La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; Sarchi, Costa Rica (Carroll Courses Program)
Program Terms: Spring
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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English
Program Advisor: Lezlie Weber Program Type: Faculty-Led Programs
Total CCE Cost: 2975.00 Deposit Amount: 250.00
Program Description:
The purpose of this course is to expose students to the unique cultural and physical features of Costa Rica, Central America's most economically and environmentally prominent country.  Historic and contemporary investigations of human land uses and livelihoods will focus on the emerging impact of global agribusiness and ecotourism in the country.  The course's natural history component will address the country's energy resources and its impressive array of tropical plants and animals, plus assess the impact of natural hazards like earthquakes, volcanoes, and hurricanes on the Costa Rican people.

Itinerary highlights:
  • 9 days in Costa Rica, including nights in the hills and on the Pacific Coast
  • visits to three famous national parks, including two with active volcanoes
  • visits to the famous art center at Sarchi and ecotourist community of La Fortuna
  • overnight stays in Monteverde and Tirimbina Rain Forest Reserves
  • Boat tours and hiking tours of Costa Rica's exotic tropical rain forest environment
  • Numerous opportunities to interact with local folk at farm and ecotourism sites
 

Instructor:  Kevin McMahon 
Term:  Every Spring Semester
Location:  Costa Rica (various locations)
Course Meeting Times:  Thursdays 8AM-9:50AM
Travel Dates:  Spring 2018 
Course Maximum: May 13- 23, 2018 
Estimated Cost: $2825.00 

 

Students requesting accommodations for their CCE should contact The Office for Students with Disabilities at the Walter Young Center by calling 262-524-7335 to set up an appointment with Marty Bledsoe.

 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2018 05/23/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.