Offered in Partnership with
The Universidad Latina De Costa Rica (ULCR)
Public Health and Social Sciences in Heredia, Costa Rica
June 19 - July 22, 2011
Interested in studying Public Health? With a proven commitment to public health care (98% of Ticos have access to health care), and thriving indigenous traditions, Costa Rica is a rich environment in which to study Public Health.
Interested in studying World Peace? Where better to study World Peace than in Costa Rica, which ranked #1 out of 148 different nations when citizens were asked to rate their own happiness?
Learn more about Costa Rica’s remarkable 1949 decision to dissolve its armed forces and invest instead in education, which created a more stable society less prone to the conflicts that have raged elsewhere in Central America (and globally). Interested in studying Biodiversity and Sustainability? Costa Rica is an ecological pioneer, introducing a carbon tax in 1997. With its extraordinary conservation system of national parks, wildlife refuges, protected forests, and biological reserves, it is an ideal location to study Biodiversity and Sustainability. The Happy Plant Index, which combines happiness and longevity but adjusts for environmental impact, ranks Costa Rica at the very top for achieving contentment and longevity in an environmentally sustainable way.