Friday, October 18, 2013

JWU Costa Rica Study Abroad Program Promotional Video

Academic Focus: Eco, Nature-based, Adventure, and Sustainable TourismSatisfactory completion of the Costa Rica program fulfills all requirements for a concentration in Adventure, Sport and Nature Based Tourism. This is a physically active and comprehensive program. After meeting in the capital city of San José, travel to Tortuguero in the northeast of the country for a unique experience with nature, then spend two weeks studying at the Tirimbina Rainforest Center, hiking the rainforest and studying both eco and sustainable tourism with JWU faculty and local Costa Rican professors. Field work and excursions include pineapple, coffee, and black pepper tours as well as horseback riding and river rafting adventures. Lectures include carbon offsetting/Leave No Trace workshop earning certifications in Leave No Trace & Sustainable Tourism. The group then embarks on a magnificent journey visiting three different regions: Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and Jaco. Academic excursions range from learning the intricate relationships of Ecofarms to building sustainable businesses around volcanic hot springs and the rich rainforest canopies. While in Costa Rica, learn about the heritage of Sarchi’s oxcart factory. Try zip-lining, watch humming birds, and walk along hanging bridges. 

Program Administration
JWU faculty are the academic leadership for this program. They coordinate pre-departure information, travel with the group, and deliver academic content in conjunction with host faculty. This year the faculty leading the program is:
The Hospitality College
Douglas Stuchel (PVD) 401-598-2636 KellyThompson (CLT) 980-598-1523
Supervision by Johnson & Wales’ faculty and staff ends when the program ends. Students then become responsible for their own travel and living arrangements. 

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