The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Costa Rica: Energy, Water and Health; A Service Learning Course


This month-long course is located in the south of Costa Rica, in the Térraba Basin, one of the largest, most economically stressed and contentious basins in the country.  This area depends on just a few industries and companies, including a subsidiary of Del Monte pineapple. Students will live, study, and work in two communities that are geographically close to each other: Volcán, where, since 1979, a large percentage of Del Monte's Costa Rica plantations are located; and Longo Mai, a rural farming community that aims to be sustainable and educate local people and visitors about how to live simply, authentically, with affection for the land.



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