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*WKU Faculty Led: Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America
La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Quepos, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica; Santa Elena, Costa Rica; Tenoria, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost: Summer
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2015 04/06/2015 ** 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:
Number of Credits:
Field of Study:
Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
Faculty Leader:
Bartlett, Luke, Ramsing, Ron
Program Description:
This 12-day adventure features opportunities to traverse rainforests, work with local community members, and participate in conservation and environmental studies while discovering the magnificent natural beauty of Costa Rica.  Special emphasis will be placed on developing a cross-cultural awareness and service ethic within an environmental worldview.  In addition, students will learn and practice a variety of outdoor skills; interpersonal communication development and problem solving.Costa Rica: Ramsing

Courses Offered

REC 482 and REC 482G


The Program Leaders may determine other eligibility requirements, but at a minimum, all applicants need to meet these requirements:

  • Good academic standing
  • Permission of instructor
  • Current WKU student eligible to register for WKU courses
  • 18 years of age or older at time of departure (Parental/legal guardian expressed consent required for those under 18 at time of departure)
  • Eligible to obtain a visa for destination(s) and through all transit points (if needed) as determined by US DOS and host country
  • Possess passport valid for at least six (6) months after end date
  • No current disciplinary sanctions as verified by Judicial Affairs
  • Full payment (or signed payment agreement) prior to departure
  • Completion of all pre-departure orientation
Contact Information
For more information about the program, please contact Dr. Ramsing at
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