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Language Eligibility: Elementary level and higher. Students must have basic level(s) of college Spanish or equivalent.
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Possible U.S. Credits: 4 semester credits for Early Start course, plus 15 semester credits during Fall semester program.
Final transcript is issued by the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.
Course Description: Sustainability Practices and Food Security in Rural Costa Rica (Early Start Fall Semester Program)
ICDS, Universidad Latina and Finca La Flor offer you this short- term service-learning course with an environmental/ecological and sustainable development focus. It provides you first-hand practical experience in the field of sustainability, ecology, and food security in Costa Rica. The course focuses on water management, forest ecosystems, permaculture, animal husbandry, organic agriculture and food security policies and practices at Finca La Flor. You will live on a farm in rural Costa Rica and will immerse yourself in the local community.
Students have the opportunity to take this as a stand-alone program, or utilize it as an Early-Start option for the Fall semester Development Studies in Latin America program.
Students will receive credit for the following course at the completion of the three-week program: