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  • Locations: Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/15/2019 03/16/2019 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Ernberger, Monica Program Director: Ernberger, Monica
Housing Options: Homestay Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Sponsor: CIEE
ISU Course: INTED Program Type: Direct
Program Description:
CIEE Summer Sustainability and the Environment  Program in Monteverde, Costa Rica

The CIEE short-term program in Sustainability and the Environment offers students a unique opportunity to live on the edge of the world famous Monteverde cloud forest and explore sustainable development, biodiversity conservation, and ecological engineering in Costa Rica. There is no better setting to study these topics than in the little country with the big reputation for protecting natural capital, harnessing renewable energies, and creating secure food systems in ways that grow the economy. Costa Rica has so much to teach the world! 

Study abroad in Costa Rica and you’ll:
  • Attend classes in Sustainable Development (Session I), Conservation Biology (Session II), or Environmental Engineering (Session III)
  • Live with a local family, advance your Spanish skills, and integrate into Costa Rican culture
  • Take excursions to national parks, volcanoes, farms, island communities, power plants and more
  • Apply principles of sustainability to real-life systems
  • Learn by getting your hands dirty

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.