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Monteverde, Costa Rica

Students in Costa Rica

Sustainability and Systems Thinking

Course & Travel Dates: January 12-25, 2019
January | CHE 4990/ENR 4890/5890 | 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.


Costa RicaRequirements & Fees:

  • Open to all UW students

  • Passport valid for travel to Costa Rica

  • Financial contribution from each student:$2000 (in-country expenses: lodging, meals, transportation & activities) + ~$800 flights+ Education Abroad fee & travel insurance cost 

  • UW tuition and fees not included in course costs

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


Questions or Want to Apply? Contact Patrick Johnson ( for more information.

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