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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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Quarter 2018 06/15/2018
Rolling Admission 12/17/2018 12/31/2018

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Global Learning Faculty-led Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Fields of Study: Culture, Hospitality & Tourism, Sustainability
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
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WWU Global Learning Program: Winter Break, Costa Rica- Eco-Adventure and Cultural Tourism


Course: RECR 337B – Costa Rica Eco-Adventure and Cultural Tourism 
(4 credits), Ecotourism study abroad syllabus.pdf

Program Dates: 
Travel Dates: December 17 - 31, 2018
Itinerary: Costa Rica EcoAdventure course calender and agenda.pdf

Program Description:

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


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

Program Cost:

See the Budget Sheet


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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.