Central & South America

2021 Short-term Programs Central & South America

Central America

Costa Rica

Environment, Sustainability, and Policy in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, and is a global leader in establishing policies to address some of the most pressing environmental issues facing our world today. These complex issues are shaped by both human and natural factors and interconnected with everything from the global economy to local cultural practices. Students who take this short course will meet with policy and civil society leaders to learn more about how Costa Rica has developed its policies, current circumstances, and future challenges. (1 credit; ESP 470) May 2021