Costa Rica

San Isidro de Peñas Blancas, Costa Rica

January 1-14, 2018

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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 Arenal visit, zip-line adventure, fishing for dinner, splashing under waterfalls, and swimming in geothermal hot springs. Experience black sand beaches and stay at a world-class resort. This program is open to all majors.

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Application Deadline: October 10, 2017

Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2017

Faculty Leader: Dr. Gary Wingenbach
       Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communications

Study Abroad Advisor: Elizabeth Rugel

All students are required to take at least 3 credit hours to participate in this program.

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

ALED 485: Directed Studies ( 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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