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  • Locations: Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: J-Mester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Class Status Eligibility: Sophomore Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum Required GPA: 2.75 Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Economics, Environmental Science
Program Model: Third Party Provider Language of Instruction: English
Provider: CIEE
Program Description:

January in Monteverde

MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA

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Program Overview

Put on your hiking boots and spend January in the progressive mountain community of Monteverde studying Sustainable Development for the Tropics, surrounded by the region’s breathtaking natural scenery. Coursework is taught in English at CIEE - Monteverde and is complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

LEARN HOW ECO-TOURISM

can bring more than new people to a community. As a student, you’ll explore environmental, economic, and social impacts of this powerful force, and come away a more enlightened traveler in the process!

EXPLORE RENEWABLE ENERGIES

where mosses and orchids, dripping with mist, decorate the boughs of gnarly trees, and brightly colored birds dart through the fog for fruits. This resource is critical not only for the economy of Monteverde but also for the hundreds of plants and animals that call this wet world ‘home’.

VISIT THE CLOUD FOREST

where mosses and orchids, dripping with mist, decorate the boughs of gnarly trees and brightly colored birds dart through the fog for fruits. This resource is critical not only for the economy of Monteverde but also for the hundreds of plants and animals that call this wet world ‘home’.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Hike under the dripping boughs of the cloud forest and observe colorful plants and animals. Insiders will tell you about how these protected areas both conserve biodiversity and contribute to the economy.
  • Visit local businesses involved with tourism and learn from residents about their opinions on the good, the bad, and all the rest of tourism development.
  • Take a day trip to a local sustainable farm and enjoy a meal of 100% organically grown food, direct from the fields.
  • Explore and experience the power of renewable energies, including solar, wind and hydropower, operating at large and small scales, to gain insight into the how and why Costa Rica is an international leader in the carbon neutral movement.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • All meals are included.  
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Two- day orientation - an introduction to Costa Rican culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city.
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.