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The School for Field Studies: Applied Research Techniques and Strategies Toward Sustainability (Summer)
Atenas, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Program Provider:
SFS - School for Field Studies
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Program Term(s):
Summer
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Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
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Minimum GPA:
2.75
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Prerequisites:
No
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Previous Language Study Req?:
No
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Language of Instruction:
English
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Language courses offered:
None
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Housing Options:
Dormitory
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Areas of Study:
Anthropology, Biology, Botany, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Foresty, Geography, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Sciences, Tourism, Zoology
Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Field Study, Research Project
Program Description:
 

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APPLIED RESEARCH TECHNIQUES
& STRATEGIES TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY,
COSTA RICA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session II
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session I)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students learn about the ecological, natural resource management, and socioeconomic factors impacting protected areas and surrounding communities and farms in Costa Rica. Field exercises, research projects, and lectures introduce students to models of conservation, biodiversity protection, and development of Costa Rica's national parks, within the context of the Costa Rican cultural application of conservation ecology.

In this research-intensive program, students develop relevant research questions that address local issues related to sustainability.
  • Explore the biological diversity of the rainforests of Braulio Carrillo National Park in the Volcanic Cordillera Conservation Area
  • Compare and contrast biodiversity protection in examples of conventional and organic agriculture
  • Evaluate tourism services and park management practices in Poás Volcano National park
  • Learn to implement the scientific research process while contributing to a growing body of scientific research that informs local conservation and resource management decisions


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Note: This SFS Session II course can be combined with SFS Session I summer courses.

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.