Sustainability Practices and Food Security in Rural Costa Rica

Study Abroad in Costa Rica during Summer Session III

This short- term late summer program, offered by ICDS, in conjunction with Universidad Latina and Finca La Flor –an agro-ecological farm located in Cartago, Costa Rica– is a service-learning course with an environmental/ecological and sustainable development focus and provides students with an opportunity for a first-hand practical experience in the field of environment, ecology, food security, and one health initiative in Costa Rica. The course focuses on water management, forest ecosystems, permaculture, animal husbandry, as well as organic agriculture and food security policies and practices at Finca La Flor.

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  • Experience sustainable practices first-hand
  • Live on a farm in rural Costa Rica
  • Immerse yourself in the local community


  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

Lodging Modality

  • Cabins for two or more occupants on Finca La Flor

What’s Included

  • Arrival/departure assistance and transfers from and to airport
  • On-site orientation
  • Weekend excursions
  • Cultural activities
  • Wireless Internet access

Course Offering

  • Sustainability Practices and Food Security in Rural Costa Rica
  • Program Fees

    Please check with your home university’s Study Abroad Office, or contact ICDS at

    Program Dates

    Summer Session III Duration
    First three weeks in August 3 Weeks

    Interested in Sustainability and Food Security in Costa Rica?

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