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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall Quarter
  • Budget Sheets: Fall Quarter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite: No
Fields of Study:
Culture, Hospitality & Tourism, Sustainability
Program Description:
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Global Learning

Eco-Adventure and Cultural Tourism

RECR 337B – Costa Rica Eco-Adventure and Cultural Tourism  (4 credits)

Pre-departure Dates: The approximate dates for pre-travel campus coursework:  10/1,10/15, 11/19/2015
Travel dates: December 15-29, 2015

Join Western faculty and students to study the impacts of tourism on the natural, social and cultural environments in Costa Rica.

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Program Details

This course is a hands-on international ecotourism experience that provides a powerful case study of the relationship between ecotourism and its role in community development.

Specifically, students will participate in a variety of adventure and cultural activities illustrating how ecotourism is a useful tool for promoting local economic development, strengthening communities, conserving the environment, and empowering/preserving culture/heritage. 

Click here to view the itinerary: WWU December Itinerary.docx

RECR 337B (4 credits)
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Jasmine Goodnow earned her Ph.D. and M.S. from University of Utah and her B.S. from Brigham Young University. Her research interests include the study of traveling for self-discovery and insight through the construction of liminality; Ecotourism as a tool for cultural empowerment, local economic catalyst, and environmental conservation.

Phone: 360-650-2393
Office: Carver 05


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Program Ratings:
Academic Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Value:
1 2 3 4 5
Housing Experience:
1 2 3 4 5
Cultural Immersion:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Administration:
1 2 3 4 5
Overall Experience:
1 2 3 4 5

This program is currently not accepting applications.