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Study Abroad in Costa Rica Interest Meeting October 17 at 11:00 AM

There is an interest meeting October 17 at 11:00 AM in Breiseth 209 for next Summer's Study Abroad course to Costa Rica, PS 354 Ecotourism Development in Costa Rica. The course will run in the first summer session, June 9 - July 11, 2014 with travel dates of June 15 - June 29, 2014.  Click here for a video summarizing last year's trip. http://www.wilkes.edu/pages/5309.asp   As an international service-learning course, this class will work with the El Coco community of Northwestern Costa Rica on their ecotourism development plan. Students will assist the El Coco Chamber of Commerce with a variety of tasks including an ecotourism business plan, sustainability projects and improvement of green areas in and around the town. The first week of the course will occur on campus and will examine the public policy and economic aspects of the development of Ecotourism in Costa Rica and how it can benefit the people of El Coco. The second two weeks of the course will provide an intensive in-country experience with ecotourism stakeholders from both the public and private sector. Students will design and implement a number of projects in Costa Rica to assist El Coco in the development of its ecotourism industry. The final portion of the course will examine the effects of the service projects completed in Costa Rica on campus. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Andrew P. Miller at 408-4476 or andrew.miller1@wilkes.edu .

 

Published On: 10/16/2013
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