This two-week study abroad experience provides students with the opportunity to work with children in public and private schools in San José and the rural mountain town of Monteverde, Costa Rica. In addition, Husker students live with host families during their time in Monteverde, which allows for them to be fully immersed in the community. Students also have the opportunity to meet with professionals from the Monteverde Institute to learn about challenges in ecotourism and climate sustainability. This experience, which occurs each year in May, is open to undergraduate students, with preference given to students majoring in special education or communication sciences and disorders.

For 2022, students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the in-school and homestay experiences.

Contacts

Sue Kemp, Faculty Leader
353 BKC
sue.kemp@unl.edu

Kristy Weissling, Faculty Leader
253K BKC
402-472-1699
kristy.weissling@unl.edu

Jim Benes, CEHS Global Exchange Coordinator
116D HENZ
402-472-8397
jbenes@unl.edu