Spring and Fall Semester
Pursuing Sustainable Development in Latin America: An Experiential, Urban and Rural Program

ICDS and EARTH University offer a ground-breaking program that focuses on the pursuit of sustainable development in urban and rural contexts of Costa Rica. This program provides you with an in-depth experience that combines intense fieldwork with classroom engagement. It closely examines different sustainable development and resource management models used in Costa Rica to protect biodiversity while promoting socioeconomic benefits for its people. This program also features thematic field trips, including an international one to a neighboring country.

Course Offering

Courses at ICDS

  • Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development: A Service-Learning Course
  • Environmental Dimension of Sustainable Development: The Costa Rican Experience
  • Spanish Language

Courses at EARTH University:

  • Sustainable Livelihoods: Integrating Community, Entrepreneurship, and Natural Resources
  • Environmental and Social Assessment: How to Measure, Manage, and Mitigate our Impact
  • Spanish Language

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Pursuing Sustainable Development in Latin America: An Experiential, Urban and Rural Program

Dates

Spring session: Late January through May Fall session: Early August through November

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Basic level(s) of college Spanish or equivalent