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*WKU Faculty Led: Costa Rica: Ecotourism, Service Learning, and Outdoor Recreation
La Fortuna, Costa Rica; Quepos, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica; Santa Elena, Costa Rica; Tenoria, Costa Rica
Program Terms: Summer
Program Cost: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
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:
 Program Length:
Short Term
 Program Type:
Study Abroad
 Housing Options:
Lodge
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Language Prerequisite:
No
 Language Courses Offered:
No
 Number of Credits:
3
 Credit Type:
WKU Credit
 Class Eligibility:
1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate
 Field of Study:
KINESIOLOGY, RECREATION, AND SPORT
 Minimum GPA:
Good Academic Standing with WKU
 Program:
WKU Faculty Led
 Insurance:
WKU Insurance
 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

Eligibility

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 ron.ramsing@wku.edu.
 
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