University of Georgia - Costa Ricahttp://www.uga.edu/costarica
1324 South Lumpkin Street Suite 203c Athens, Georgia 30602 United States
Costa Rica: Monteverde
Fall, Spring, Summer
UGA Costa Rica offers 19 study abroad programs in many disciplines, including interdisciplinary spring and fall semester programs with a minimum of 12 hours and a maximum of 18 hours credit. We offer core courses in the sciences and humanities (a mix of courses in Anthropology, Biology, Dance, Ecology, English, Geography, Geology, History, Sociology, Spanish). Programs also run at May 15- June 4 and Summer sessions (June - August). These programs include Art (painting, drawing, and photography), Spanish and History, Entomology, Landscape Architecture, Tropical Agroecology, Ecology, and Environmental Writing. Many programs include homestays with local families. Programs are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Out of state students pay in-state Georgia tuition plus program fees.
Internships are available for resident naturalists who lead birdwatching tours, night hikes, natural history walks, giving of presentations to tourist visitors on campus and assists translation during local field trips.
TESOL certificate program for UGA and non-UGA undergraduate and graduate students include 2 courses (6 credit hours) and instruction time in local schools (K-12) in the Monteverde region and one on-line course (3 credit hours) run by UGA in Athens. All courses taught by UGA professors.
Graduate student research opportunities also exist. Contact UGA Costa Rica for more information.
UGA owns a 160-acre property in San Luis de Monteverde that borders the Monteverde Cloudforest Reserve. This is UGA's Costa Rican campus, a full-service education and research facility, with student and faculty residential areas, classrooms, wet laboratory, library and internet facility, kitchen and dining hall, student union, miles of hiking trails, UGA also features San Luis Botanical Garden which is established and directed by the curator of the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. There are also horse stables, an organic farming operation, and more. Over 200 UGA students and some 450 non-UGA students participate in study abroad programs annually. Graduate researchers are also welcome.
Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)
Consult UGA Costa Rica for tuition and program fees for the various programs.
Independently or in Groups
Independently or in Groups of up to 24
Most scholarships are for UGA students only.
Our Mission is to provide excellence in academic programs and research opportunities while serving as the best equipped social, cultural, environmental and international facility of the University of Georgia. Our Vision is to work under the principles of environmental, cultural, social and economic stability, as well as to serve as an example of sustainability to the academic and non-academic communities of Costa Rica, Latin America and the World.