Costa Rica Agriculture Study Abroad

Study Abroad Costa Rica
 
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International Agricultural Field Experience
December 12-21, 2015

Take an “eduvacation” full of discovery learning.  
Travel the varied countryside of Costa Rica, studying at various sites of interest related to agriculture, social 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
 AGB 106
 
Activities:
  • Dairy farms
  • Vegetable / flower farms
  • Coffee plantation and processing facility
  • Sugar cane and ornamentals
  • Cocoa and coffee gardens
  • Banana and pineapple farms
  • Tropical crops
  • Beef cattle farms
  • Beaches
  • Volcanos
Eligibility:
Participants must:
  • Have a passport
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • 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: $2,200
Includes includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and all meals. Tuition additional. Payment can be made through the Nelnet payment plan.
 
Program Contact:
Don Bergfield
217/351-2406


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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