Monteverde, Costa Rica Project Center - IQP

Current Director(s)
Program Term(s)
C-Term during winter
Project Opportunities
Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP)

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, Costa Rica Project Center was established in 2018. 

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