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Monteverde, Costa Rica Project Center - IQP

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

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