FES announces a Semester Abroad in Costa Rica

Starting in Summer 2017, the Faculty of Environmental Studies will expand its Las Nubes program to offer students the opportunity of taking a Semester Abroad. This will be a unique program for our students, with the opportunity to take York classes on a York campus overseas.

The emphasis of the program will be on experiential education, building on our long-standing relationships with diverse communities and groups in southern Costa Rica, including women’s organizations, agricultural producers and cooperatives, environmental protection and social justice groups and Indigenous communities. Courses will usually take a community-based approach, developing collaborative projects that provide learning opportunities.

We will take advantage of our new Eco-Campus to offer students a wide range of course options, including courses in:

  • Tropical ecology
  • Environmental education
  • Community arts
  • Environment and health
  • Renewable energy

We are also developing partnerships with the Faculty of Health and others, to expand the program further.

Stay tuned for more details!

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