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Grounded in high academic standards the values of the Monteverde Institute are love, peace, service to others, teamwork, honesty & accountability.

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27 Years of Education for a Sustainable Future

The Monteverde Institute:  

  • Upholds high academic standards,
  • Is grounded in and dedicated to serving the community,
  • Ia a non-profit Costa Rican-based association,
  • Has over 27 years of experience,
  • Maintains positive working relationships with over 60 learning institutions,
  • Has made a commitment to sustainable practices,
  • Bases its work in the values of love, peace, service to others, teamwork, honesty, and accountability.

 

We are a Costa Rican non-profit dedicated to serving our community through student projects and applied research that benefits local practices.  

 

The Academic Department works with partnering institutions to create customized syllabi and classes by providing academic content and logistical support. In the past, the Academic Department has provided guidance for classes in tropical ecology, biology and field methods, community health, international business, globalization and community, human rights, international politics, law and sustainable development, cultural immersion, environmental education and sustainability, service learning, new media, and water issues.

 

Additionally, we encourage original investigations by providing contacts in the local community and supporting ongoing social and natural science research projects at all academic levels. We are always interested in collaborating on original research in water issues, ecotourism, conservation biology, land-use planning, sustainable development, community health, and Spanish language and culture.  We provide academic opportunities to the local community, including lectures by visiting or local experts, and open-enrollment and continuing education classes on a variety of subjects.