Summer Session II

Applied Research Techniques & Strategies Toward Sustainability

Costa Rica

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Get into the field!

In this second summer session, the emphasis is on field research techniques. Students design and conduct field research on a topic of immediate relevance to local clients, proposing alternative approaches to development in an effort to address the many challenges of conservation.
 

Language:
Coursework is taught in English
Credits:
4
Prerequisites:
None

Summer session II


Location

Provincia de Alajuela - Costa Rica


Summer 2018

July 9 - August 8

Open


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Price

Tuition:

$4,500

Room & Board:

$1,450


?   Total Cost:

$5,950

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Spend the summer on an organic farm, surrounded by incredible biodiversity and unforgettable national parks and wildlife reserves of Costa Rica. These summer courses can be taken individually (4 credits) or in combination for a total of 8 credits. The combined summer program provides a comprehensive look into the sustainability of tropical ecosystems, as well as field research techniques for addressing conservation questions. Students participating in both sessions receive a $1,000 discount.

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Academics

Costa Rica SFS Web (Field Skills 1)

What You'll Study


  • Management of tourism impacts on conservation
  • Management of national park tourist visitation flows
  • Indicators of tourism impacts
  • Community-based tourism assessment

What You'll Practice


  • Research design
  • Scientific writing and presentation
  • GIS use and applications
  • Protected-area assessment
  • Quantitative & qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Wildlife surveys
  • Basic methods of statistical analyses
  • Tourism-impact assessment methods
  • Language (Spanish)


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Center for Sustainable Development Studies


Costa Rica

Students attending this program will be based at the SFS Center for Sustainable Development Studies in Atenas, Costa Rica. Click here to find out more about the Center and life at the field station.

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