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* WWU Global Learning Program: Winter Break, Costa Rica- Eco-Adventure and Cultural Tourism
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall Quarter
Budget Sheets Fall Quarter
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Quarter 2015 05/11/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led
Language of Instruction:
Language Prerequisite: No
Fields of Study:
Culture, Hospitality & Tourism, Sustainability
Program Description:
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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Global Learning

Eco-Adventure and Cultural Tourism

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

Pre-departure Dates: September 29, 2014 & November 2, 2014 from 3-5 p.m. (WWU AND ONLINE)
Travel dates: December 15-29, 2014

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 download a detailed, printable itinerary.

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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To learn more about the Faculty-led Global Learning Programs and to see Information Session details please visit Western Washington University's Travel Abroad page.