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 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