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Some experts claim that Costa Rica is a best-case example for sustainable economic development. Others see the efforts to integrate conservation with economic growth as being well-intentioned but detrimental to communities and ecosystems. Join CIEE in
Juntas, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Winter Semester

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Program Description:

Costa Rica is the little country with the big reputation for protecting natural capital while promoting sustainable economic development. Front and center of the Costa Rican conservation and sustainability movement is the very progressive mountain community of Monteverde. This is a great setting for international students to explore how grassroots movements evolve into international ones, and how they shape the culture and identity of a nation. Study abroad in Costa Rica and you’ll: Explore tropical biodiversity in a world-famous cloud forest Live in a rural town with a Costa Rican family Investigate sustainable economic development in the class and in the field Learn from locals about their experiences protecting biological and cultural diversity

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