Western Kentucky University

Costa Rica - Faculty Led Study Abroad

Costa Rica: The Jewel of Central America


May 19-30, 2014

This 12-day service adventure features opportunities to traverse rainforests, work with local community organizations, and participate in conservation and environmental studies while discovering the magnificent natural beauty of Costa Rica. Students will be afforded the opportunity to explore the natural environment and community health of Costa Rica through various immersion opportunities rooted in service learning. Special emphasis will be placed on developing a service and outdoor ethic within an environmental world view. In addition, students will learn and practice a variety of outdoor skills (mountain biking); interpersonal communication development opportunities; problem solving opportunities; all the while developing a cross-cultural awareness with preplanned service projects.

The courses, Rec 482 and Rec 482G, are being offered through a joint effort between the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport and the Preston Center Outdoor Recreation Adventure Center.

For more information, please contact Dr. Ron Ramsing at 270.745.5482 or Mr. Luke Bartlett at 270.745.6542

WKU Recreation Administration logo

(270) 745-5482 Phone

(270) 745-3592 Fax



 Last Modified 1/29/14