Costa Rica Agriculture Study Abroad

Study Abroad Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Spring Break Environmental Experience!
March 17-26, 2017

Take an “eduvacation” full of discovery learning.  
Travel the varied countryside of Costa Rica, studying at various sites of interest related to the environment, culture, and recreation.
Costa Rica's geographic diversity is unparalleled: mountains, river valleys, coastal plains, and rich volcanic soils. The Costa Rican people have a saying, “pura vida,” which means pure life. The country is beautiful and the people warm and friendly!  With mountains, the Pacific, and the Caribbean all very close, there are plenty of activities to enjoy: going to the beach, canopy, horseback riding, and white water rafting.

We fly into San José, the capital city, and then begin traveling.
What You'll Study
Students can earn credit for either Bio 221 (Natural History Field Experience) or Bio 104 (Environmental Biology) class.  Both focus on environmental science and biodiversity to Costa Rica.
  • Visiting diverse ecosystems
  • Touring a hydroelectric dam
  • Exploring various crop production methods such as:
    Coffee plantation and processing facility
    Sugar cane and ornamentals
    Cocoa and coffee gardens
    Banana and pineapple farms
  • Beaches
  • Volcanos
Participants must:
  • Have a passport
  • Be 18 years of age or older. 16-17 years may travel with parent or guardian.
  • Be in good standing with Parkland College
  • Demonstrate college level reading, writing, and math skills
  • Be prepared and motivated for a cross-cultural experience
  • Provide proof of insurance
Estimated Program Cost: $2,500
Includes includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and all meals. Tuition additional. Payment can be made through Parkland's  payment plan.
Application deadline
December 12, 2016 (if seats are available may take applicants after deadline)
Program Contact:
Heidi Leuszler

Participant Eligibility
Student must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours, including ENG 101, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75.


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