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SFS: Costa Rica: Sustaining Tropical Ecosystems: Biodiversity, Conservation, & Development (summer)
Atenas, Costa Rica (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Summer,
Summer I
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.6
Open to Non-UVa Students:
No
Housing: University dormitory Language of Instruction: English
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Martha Sadler
Application Fee:
Yes
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Yes
Subject Area:
Anthropology, Biology, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Foreign Affairs, Geography, Geology, Latin American Studies
Program Description:
 

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SUSTAINING TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS:
BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, & DEVELOPMENT,
COSTA RICA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • 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

Students explore and address key features of sustainable development strategies including the most pressing challenges occurring at the intersection of conservation and economic progress. Through coursework, students gain an understanding of the complex interrelations between economic development, land-use, the provision of ecosystem services, and global climate change from socioeconomic, ecological and natural resources management perspectives
  • Explore the biological diversity of the rainforests of Braulio Carrillo National Park in the Volcanic Cordillera Conservation Area
  • Compare and contrast biodiversity protection in examples of conventional and organic agriculture
  • Study water and waste management approaches on the Tárcoles River
  • Evaluate tourism services and park management practices in Poás Volcano National Park
  • Learn about climate change mitigation and adaptation in Central America, as well as strategies in the context of international policy frameworks


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