Hike through Costa Rica’s exquisite natural beauty and experience a chocolate rainforest tour
Visit a local school and an organic farm.
Visit the village of Tortuguero, located right on the coast and home to the nesting sites of sea turtles.
Keep a daily journal and an electronic photo album of your experiences.
This Ethnic Studies Course that will introduce students to both traditional and non-traditional leadership models. We will measure the impact these different models have on the citizens, resources, and the dissemination of services within Costa Rica. This course will offer a multi-layered lens of leadership through the experience of American and Costa Rican leaders by exploring what factors influenced their leadership styles and decision making process.
Upon completion of this course, participants will have an understanding of the following:
Introduction to Costa Rican cultures and how they impact governmental policies
Critical observation of local traditions with an emphasis on how communities address urgent needs with minimum resources
Critical observation of Costa Rican current issues related to social justice and how they compare to current issues in the United States.
Have a fundamental understanding of problem solving
Have a basic understanding of how leadership and decision making can impact the social world
A basic understanding of the social dynamics of leadership by critically analyzing different hierarchical systems
Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, activity fees, most meals, ground transportation, & international health insurance
Not Included: international airfare, some meals, exit fees & personal expenses
CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that Maymester programs are considered part of summer term financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.
CU Denver Global Study Scholarship
CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.
Additional Scholarship Information
We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding: studyabroad.com goabroad.com iiepassport.org