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SFS: Costa Rica (Sustainable Development Studies)
School for Field Studies research station
The Center for Sustainable Development Studies is a small farm on a hillside with spectacular views overlooking the Rio Grande River in the fertile Central Valley. The field station is part of the small neighborhood of La Presa/Los Angeles. The town of Atenas is a short walk from the field station.
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Class Format:Classes Primarily with US Students
Applicants must have completed at least one college level course in ecology or environmental studies, and are encouraged to have taken coursework in international development, economics or anthropology
Students must have completed at least one college level course in Spanish or otherwise demonstrate a working knowledge of conversational Spanish prior to participating
Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:
- Summer Programs: March 15
- Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
- Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
- Spring Term Programs: November 15
Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.
Mandatory Application Checklist: