Monteverde, Costa Rica Project Center

Monteverde, Costa Rica Project Center
Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
C-Term during winter
Project Opportunities: 

Location and Culture:

Costa Rica is a land of contrasts: banana plantations, flaming volcanoes, misty black sand beaches, and a thriving modern capitalist economy. A remarkably stable country, both politically and economically, Costa Rica offers an opportunity for students to become immersed in a Central American culture where democracy, economic development, and concern for the environment are a permanent part of the landscape. WPI students will be staying in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region, about 3.5 to 4 hours outside of San Jose.

Project Opportunities:

The Monteverde projects will focus on sustainability. Some potential sponsors include:

  • Monteverde Institute
  • Bellbird Biological Corridor
  • Children's Eternal Cloud Forest
  • Municipal Commission for Water Management
  • Monteverde Community Fund
  • Sendero Pacifico
  • Monteverde Conservation League