Experience a semester of sustainability in Costa Rica, known worldwide for its innovative conservation and economic development strategies. This program examines different models that Costa Rica uses to balance biodiversity conservation with socioeconomic benefit, especially in rural areas. Students examine the effects of globalization on development issues such as agriculture, urban sprawl, population growth, waste management, and water quality. Students compare the SFS Center farm with other sustainable farms in the region through an ecosystem services assessment approach.
Students visit cloud forests, dry forests, volcanoes, lowland rainforests, farms, and plantations as they explore environmental policies and sustainable solutions in the context of the environmental changes facing Costa Rica.
May 7, 2018