San José, Costa Rica Project Center

San José, 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. Students stay in the capital city of San José and have ample opportunity to visit the country’s many attractions.

Past Projects:

Past students at the San José, Costa Rica project center have:

  • Evaluated the phase-outs of HCFC's in refrigerants to guide regulatory measures and recycling to reduce global warming
  • Analyzed supply chain, marketing and retail venues of responsible fishing products with Marviva​​