Program Details

CIEE Gap Year Abroad Women in STEM in MONTEVERDE, COSTA RICA - Career Exploration
Juntas, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Gap Year
Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:

Find inspiration and real-world solutions, working with female STEM professionals in the rainforest and out in the field.  

Ready to put science into action? Here’s your chance to collaborate with like-minded young women on some of today’s most critical challenges: climate change, food security, and the protection of water resources and biodiversity. With scientists and experts as your mentors and guides, you’ll learn first-hand how women in STEM can make a difference, for the better.

First you’ll create your own research or engineering project, picking from topics such as: food waste, “pig poo” and biogas; data modeling and shrinking carbon footprints; farm production and biodiversity; and impacts of cattle production on forest conservation.

Next, you’ll put your problem-solving skills to the test! Design your own tiny houses or rainwater harvesting systems. Research innovative solutions to reforestation. Do your own carbon accounting and data modeling. Or devise an innovation that provides a creative solution of your own.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
Hundreds of students a year benefit from CIEE's variety of scholarships and grants. We are dedicated to helping students who need assistance take your studies out of the classroom and into the world! Check out our GAIN travel grants, Gilman GoGlobal, and

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