Applications open for May 2023 faculty-led study abroad to Costa Rica

Husker students hike through the Cloud Forest in Costa Rica

Applications open for May 2023 faculty-led study abroad to Costa Rica

27 Oct 2022     By Kelcey Buck

Husker students interested in spending two weeks in Costa Rica learning about the educational system, sustainability, ecotourism, and more, can now apply for the May 2023 study abroad experience led by professors of practice Sue Kemp and Kristy Weissling. 

The annual two-week program is set for May 21-June 4, 2023, and will be Kemp’s seventh time leading students on the trip. While in Costa Rica, students will interact with a variety of students in both private and public schools. 

The group will spend most of the two weeks in Monteverde, a rural mountain town about 100 miles northwest of the country’s capital city, San José. The Monteverde Institute (MVI) serves as liaisons during the visit, arranging school visits, while also teaching the Husker students about the importance of ecotourism and sustainability practices to the Monteverde region. 

In addition to the school visits, Husker students have opportunities to be immersed in Costa Rican culture by living with host families and visiting the nearby cloud forest and coffee farm, as well as other local attractions. The trip finishes with a day in San José. 

The Costa Rica study abroad experience is open to undergraduate and graduate students, with preference given to students majoring in special education, communication sciences and disorders, or other education majors. For more details and to submit an application, visit The deadline to apply is Feb. 1, 2023.

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