San José, Costa Rica Project Center

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Current Director(s): 
Program Term(s): 
C-Term during winter
Project Opportunities: 

Location and Culture:

Costa Rica offers an opportunity for students to become immersed in a culture where democracy, economic development, and concern for the environment are a permanent part of the landscape. Students can also visit or explore banana plantations, volcanoes, and black sand beaches. San José’s average temperature in April ranges from 66°F to 83°F.

Past Projects:

Past students at the San José, Costa Rica Project Center have:

  • Evaluated the phase-outs of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) 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
  • Determined the best approach for an agro-ecotourism route close to San José with the Ministry of Agriculture