Monteverde, Costa Rica Project Center

Monteverde, Costa Rica
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
C-Term during winter
Project Opportunities: 
Project preparation: 
Welcome, travel and pre-departure orientations; project proposal and research plan coursework, cultural experience preparations

Location and Culture:

Democracy, economic development, and concern for the environment are integral aspects of life in Costa Rica. The country is home to banana plantations, volcanoes, black sand beaches, and a thriving modern capitalist economy. It also features the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a rare forest environment that is consistently covered by clouds.

Housing and Meals:

Students will be housed in a bed and breakfast. Accommodation type and location are subject to change and will be confirmed the term prior to departure.

Costa Rican cuisine is fairly mild, and relies heavily on rice, black beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Meals are almost always cooked from scratch with fresh ingredients. Students should inform their advisor of any health concerns, dietary restrictions, or allergies in advance of participation in this program.