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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Sustainability and Systems Thinking

Course & Travel Dates:

January | CHE 4990/ENR 4990 | 3 credits

Designed for students with interests in sustainability, engineering, environmental studies, and ecosystem studies, this course emphasizes sustainability issues focused through a systems thinking philosophy lens. The class will take place at the UGA San Luis campus in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Region of Costa Rica, where students will be immersed in a campus and region epitomizing sustainable practices. Numerous activities and tours will enable first hand experiences as well as direct interactions with the community who have embraced sustainable philosophies.

Requirements & Fees:

  • Open to all UW students

  • Passport valid for travel to Costa Rica

  • Financial contribution from each student:$1200 (airfare not included) + $100 Study Abroad fee & insurance cost (payable to International Programs)

  • Cheney Study Abroad Grants available (dependent on qualifying GPA)

Applications are not currently being accepted for this course.

Questions? Contact Patrick Johnson (pjohns27@uwyo.edu) for more information.


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