Costa Rica

San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica

December 30, 2018 – January 12. 2019

 The 2019 program is now currently full, but stay tuned for details for the 2020 trip!


This program focuses on diversity of people and culture as it relates to United States’ and international agriculture. Importance is placed on living and working in a global, pluralistic society, and developing communicative approaches for solving technical and social problems. Costa Rica’s abundant variety of plants, animals, foods, agricultural practices, and cultural customs and traditions greatly facilitate the teaching and learning of cultural pluralism in agriculture. Explore Costa Rica with a nighttime rainforest hike, volcano Areñal hike, zip-line adventure, fishing for dinner, splashing under waterfalls, floating the river, viewing exotic animals and birds, and swimming in thermal hot springs. Experience black sand beaches and a world-class resort. This program is open to all majors..

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Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 12, 2018

Faculty Leader:

Dr. Gary Wingenbach,

Mr. David Walther,

Study Abroad Advisor:

Corinne Beverly,, 979-845-0544

Credit: All students are required to take at least three hours, but are encouraged strongly to take six credit hours, to participate in this program

ALED 422: Culture Pluralism in Agriculture ( 3 cr.)

ALED 485: Directed Studies ( 3 cr.)

AGCJ 491: Research ( 3 cr.)


  • Open to ALL majors
  • Good academic standing
  • No prerequisites required
  • Students must attend all Study Abroad program-specific meeting(s)


  • Zip-line adventure
  • Nighttime rainforest hike
  • Waterfall and volcano Arenal hikes
  • Swim geothermal hot springs



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