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  • Locations: Monteverde, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2020 10/01/2019 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Agricultural Systems, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Geography and Environmental Resources, Geology, Independent Study*, Internships, Liberal Arts*, Linguistics, Science*, Service-Learning*, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Stay Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience: *Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct/Program Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Applicants: SIUC Students Only Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: CIEE
Program Description:

Mondteverde
CIEE Sustainability and the Environment in Monteverde, Costa Rica
“Newsweek” declared Monteverde one of the world’s top places to remember before it disappears. Get to know why the city’s beautiful and rare cloud forest habitat is so important to the country and the planet on CIEE’s Sustainability and the Environment program. At our Study Center in the heart of the cloud forest, you’ll dig into wildlife conservation, environmental education, alternative agriculture, ecotourism, reforestation, sustainable building, environmental art, or green energy – and maybe help the world in the process.

Through lectures, internship opportunities, and extensive field work, study abroad in Monteverde offers you a theoretical foundation in conservation and sustainability, and brings those principles to life with intensive hands-on experience. Not only will you examine the complexities affronting global biodiversity, you’ll explore the possible solutions for resolving them. And with highly individualized Spanish classes, homestays, and myriad opportunities to interact and engage with local farmers, residents and business people you’ll enjoy a truly transformative experience in a very challenging but rewarding semester abroad.

Study abroad in Costa Rica and you will:
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  • Participate in specially designed CIEE courses on sustainability and tropical conservation
  • Travel to remote and unique locations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua
  • Intern with local organizations, businesses, or farms dedicated to sustainable development
  • Live with a Costa Rican family, and be immersed in the culture and language
  • Explore the sustainability of alternative energy, food systems, agriculture, nature reserves, and tourism in Costa Rica
  • Take excursions to protected areas of endangered biological and cultural diversity to learn about their threats and what can save them
     

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.