Villanova University, College of Liberal Arts and Science, Sustainability Studies Minor in Costa Rica
A Unique Academic program
The Center for Development Studies in Costa Rica (ICDS) offers a unique study abroad opportunity for a semester term with the ¨Development Studies in Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Program.¨ It allows students to build their own program in accordance to their interests. Students can choose from their courses on human rights, the environment, or a combination of the two.
Learn by doing with sessions of community work under the modality of service-learning as part of the program’s core course Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development: A Service-learning Course! And spend a three-week hands-on experience on a farm dedicated to both, the study of relevant concepts to better understand the farm’s sustainability s and food security practices, and actual work at the farm in accordance with the farm’s needs (elective course)
The exciting curriculum offered in Costa Rica will enable students to meet their objective, while also integrating in to Costa Rican life, language, and culture.