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Students posing in the backyard of their accomodation at the Botanical Garden in CATIE
Costa Rica, Summer 2016
Students will spend three weeks at the Centro Agrónomico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñaza (CATIE), an international university that combines science, education, and innovation for sustainable tourism development. They will stay in a sustainability house in CATIE’s Botanical Gardens, which is home to over 4,000 plants and is located near the active Turriabla volcano. Sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society and economy.
Contact Dr. Neha Singh by phone at (909) 869-4565 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
- Day 1-4 - Overview, Turrialba Downtown Tour, Welcome Dinner & Lecture
- Day 5-7 - Field Experience: Manuel Antonio National Park
- Day 8-12 - Topics on Global Climate Change, Energy & Footprinting
- Day 13-14 - Free Weekend
- Day 15-19 - Consumption & Natural Resource Management Policy Analysis
- Day 20-22 - Visit Volcano Poas, Central Market & Farwell Dinner, Departure
- Field Trips
- Access to course materials
- Access to medical facilities
- Roundtrip transport for SJO airport
Enrollment and Costs:
The program cost is $3,200 (approximately).
Application Deadline: February 2, 2016
Note: Students must turn in $200 non-refundable deposit along with their application. Student should pick up a deposit slip at The Collins College and make his or her payment at the Cashier’s Office. The white & yellow copy of the deposit slip must be submitted to the International Center to be dated and signed as proof of payment.
Students may view the application process for short-term programs and download the following required forms to submit in with their application.
- Copy of signed passport
- One passport photo attached to their application
- Independent Return Travel Form
- Illegal Drug Use Policy Form
- Conduct of Behavior Form
- Trip Release Form
- Release of Liability Form
- Health Status Report Form – (follow instructions)
- Roundtrip airfaire
- One free-time weekend
- Additional snacks
- Exit tax of $30/person
All students take:
SSS 4000 Sustainable Tourism
(45 lecture hours + 45 field learning hours - 8 quarter credits)
**** Please note: Vouchers CANNOT be used for wine or alcohol