Limited Enrollment Courses

Monteverde Institute

Limited enrollment course are provided by specific colleges, universities and consortia.  Occasionally these courses may be made available for students outside these organizations.  Please contact the school directly through their Study Abroad office.

University of California Education Abroad Program in Tropical Biology & Conservation

This course, currently in its 28th year, is offered in Fall and Spring Quarter. Students who participate in this course get the oportunity to be envolved in a community filled with like-minded ideas. Enrollment is through University of California.

For more information and/or to apply, visit University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) webpage for the Tropical Biology and Conservation program.. You may also contact Dr. Frank Joyce directly: frankjoycejr@gmail.com

Global-Local Challenges to Sustainability, Goucher & Mount Holyoke Colleges

Experience the power of place-based learning and independent research informed by the needs of the community.

This semester course offers students a wealth of opportunity to analyze the challenges of sustainability and to search for solutions within the specific context of Costa Rica and of Monteverde.

This course is a 15-week interdisciplinary program open to all majors and offered each spring which blends international study and applied research with community development assistance to Monteverde area communities.

Check out the course video for more information.

For more information or to enroll contact: MtHolyoke



The Monteverde Institute is a community partner of the DukeEngage program of Duke University. DukeEngage is a community service program that has placed over 3600 students in programs where they have donated over one million hours of work. DukeEngage "powers students to address critical human needs through immersive service, in the process transforming students, advancing the University's educational mission, and providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad."

In 2017, twelve dynamic students worked for eight weeks in the Bellbird Biological Corridor to plant over 3000 trees to replace critical habitat, built a tree nursery for the United Women's Association of Coyolito, built a rain garden to capture excess precipitation run off and decrease erosion and sedimentation, and researched forest integrity components to determine if planted forests provide the serve the same functions as naturally generated forests.

We look forward to working with twelve new students this year. Check out the course video for more information.

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