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Global Sustainability Issues

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Multiple Cities, Costa Rica
Course # SA 21257
Duration Spring Break
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring Break 2014 03/15/14 to 03/24/14

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Program Leader
Purdue University
Room 26 Agriculture Administration Building
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-1168

Phone: 765-494-6876
Fax: 765-494-9613

Program Description

Cost estimate:  $2,677   (Partial travel scholarships available)

This course explores global sustainability issues in natural resources with emphasis on forestry, wood products manufacturing, conservation, water management and their impact on Costa Rica and the world.  

Discussions on natural resource issues and field trips will provide students with critical insights to connect the current situation in natural resources in Costa Rica with similar issues in Indiana, the United States, and the rest of the world.

Students will travel throughout the Costa Rica with a native guide. They will visit national parks, research stations, local universities, cultural sites and industry sites, and rest at the ocean resort. Lectures by local researches will provide the fundamentals of the global sustainability issues. Student written reports and oral presentations will conclude this course. 

For more information contact: 

Eva Haviarova, FNR,

Program Website: Ag Study Abroad


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