The Monteverde Institute and Our Community

Study Abroad Research Community Monteverde Costa Rica

MVI respects and supports all efforts to identify and eliminate racism, discrimination, violence, and abuse. 

#BlackLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatterCR

The institute’s programs are based on the belief that to achieve sustainability—both locally and globally—a combination of environmental, social, cultural, economic, and technological factors must be carefully considered. To that end, MVI fosters a synergistic approach that blends international study abroad, applied research and community engagement.

Check out our video (below) to learn more about us. 

MVI respects and supports all efforts to identify and eliminate racism, discrimination, violence, and abuse.  #BlackLivesMatter


You can also visit our blog, youtube or facebook page for even more updates and photos from all of our programs.

We try to broadcast our activities live so you can join us.

The Monteverde Institute (MVI) is a member-governed Costa Rican not-for-profit association dedicated to education, applied research, and community engagement.  Founded in 1986, MVI from its inception has facilitated place-based, experiential learning in education abroad, grounded in the environmental, social, economic and cultural realities of the Monteverde Zone communities.

Interested in creating a course for 2021 or beyond? We are interested in collaborating, and ready to start planning. Please contact Fern at mvi@mvinstitute.org to get started.

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Education for a Sustainable Future

Study Abroad education for a sustainable future in Costa Rica.

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Our Mission of Sustainable Living

The Monteverde Institute supports applied research projects and partnerships that advance our mission of sustainable living at the local and global level.

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Center for Community Initiatives

Enhance the capacity of community members and visitors, to be effective actors in the endeavor of "a sustainable community for a sustainable world".

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Strategic Partners

Bellbird Biological Corridor


Fundacion Conservacionista Costarricense

Bosqueterno Sa

Change The World Kids

Earth University Costa Rica

United Nations Development Program Sgp

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