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Community, Environment, and Development in Costa Rica over Spring Break! Applications due Nov 14!

Posted: November 7, 2014

CED 499B: Local Rural Development in Costa Rica will explore development initiatives and issues, while applying them to the context of Costa Rica.

CED 499B: Local Rural Development in Costa Rica will explore development initiatives and issues, while applying them to the context of Costa Rica. Students will study a wide range of themes such as small-scale agricultural production, entrepreneurship, sustainability, ecotourism, social assistance, and education. We will then travel to Costa Rica during spring break, visit local projects in and around the rural community of Pacayitas, and examine the complexities of development. Students will learn first-hand what it is like living in a small Central American rural community by staying with families and interacting with locals. We will meet with community members working towards improving living conditions and gain insight about the obstacles specific to rural communities. Students with a variety of interests are not only welcome in the class but will enrich the experience. Interested in learning more? Please contact Paige Castellanos, pxd171@psu.edu ASAP, and see http://agsci.psu.edu/international/undergraduates/study-abroad/embedded-courses/costa-rica for more details.

Submitted by Ketja Lingenfelter (ketja@psu.edu)