Study abroad in Costa Rica next semester with The School for Field Studies (SFS)! The Sustainable Development Studies semester long program provides students with a great opportunity to explore the effects of globalization on various development issues.
Students live in the middle of a region trying to balance sustainability with rapid development catering to the tourism and real estate industries, which has increased the demand on land and water resources. While Costa Rica has formally protected 26% of its territory, these areas are influenced by activities occurring on their borders.The species and ecosystems within these protected areas require a renewed balance. SFS students research how to find this balance, so that one of the most biodiverse regions can be conserved. Students will be able to see the country's varied ecosystems firsthand, from cloud forests to volcanoes to lowland rainforests.