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  • Locations: Atenas, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer, Summer I
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  • Program Sponsor: Field Studies 
  • Restrictions: Fairfield applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer I 2017 02/01/2017
02/20/2017 TBA TBA
Summer 2017 02/01/2017
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Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Dormitory
Class Eligibility: Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore Credit Type: Transfer Credit
External Students: No Internships: No
Service Learning: No Great for these academic disciplines: Anthropology, Biology, Ecology, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Science, Zoology
Language Requirement: Any
Program Description:



CONNECT WITH SFS



SUSTAINING TROPICAL ECOSYSTEMS:
BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION, & DEVELOPMENT,
COSTA RICA


PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Term: Summer Session I
  • Credits: 4 semester-hour credits (8 credits if taken with Session II)
  • Prerequisites: No course prerequisites: 18 years of age
  • Application Deadline: Rolling admissions. Early applications encouraged
  • Financial Aid: All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans


OVERVIEW

Students explore and address key features of sustainable development strategies including the most pressing challenges occurring at the intersection of conservation and economic progress. Through coursework, students gain an understanding of the complex interrelations between economic development, land-use, the provision of ecosystem services, and global climate change from socioeconomic, ecological and natural resources management perspectives
  • Explore the biological diversity of the rainforests of Braulio Carrillo National Park in the Volcanic Cordillera Conservation Area
  • Compare and contrast biodiversity protection in examples of conventional and organic agriculture
  • Study water and waste management approaches on the Tárcoles River
  • Evaluate tourism services and park management practices in Poás Volcano National Park
  • Apply the fundamentals of the scientific method by designing and conducting a practical field project oriented toward the achievement of conservation goals
  • Learn about climate change mitigation and adaptation in Central America, as well as strategies in the context of international policy frameworks


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Program Costs:
The cost for Fairfield students to attend this program is outlined below. The price is the total billable program cost which includes the provider fee as well as Fairfield University study abroad fees. The entirety of this payment will be due to Fairfield by March 1. Payment instructions are listed in each application. 
Summer I (4 weeks): $6,450

 


This program is currently not accepting applications.