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This unique program offered by University of South Florida takes place in the highlands of northwestern Costa Rica. Monteverde, the program site, is part of the famous Monteverde Reserve Complex, an area of preserves protecting over 100,000 acres of endangered tropical forest.
USF partners with the Monteverde Institute (MVI) to offer the Globalization and Community Health Field School. The Monteverde Institute is a non-profit educational and research association, which works in partnership with universities around the world and provides educational, cultural and social programs to the Monteverde community in Costa Rica.
The summer field school offers graduate and undergraduate student training in qualitative and quantitative methods used to conduct community-based health related research in areas undergoing changes associated with globalization. In addition to learning the methods, students work in small groups conducting research on issues identified by the local community and present their results to various stakeholders.
By participating in this program students will:
For more information go to the University of Florida website about this study-abroad program.