Study Abroad

Education for a Sustainable Future

Founded in 1986 in Monteverde, Costa Rica, Monteverde Institute from its inception has facilitated place-based, experiential learning in education abroad, grounded in the environmental, social, economic and cultural realities of the Monteverde communities.

Our staff has advanced academic training in the natural sciences, the social sciences and the humanities. We teach courses in tropical ecology, biology, Spanish, sustainable architecture and design, community health, liberal arts and social sciences.

Monteverde Institute offers support services of varying degrees to educational institutions, primarily study abroad progams. We work with each educational institution personally to execute their vision for each course. Our services range from complete responsibility of logistics to simply providing classroom space or community liaisons. Our pre-trip services include orientation information, itinerary creation, and syllabus collaboration. We can also provide homestay opportunities in a range of communities, and provide continuing student support during their time in Costa Rica. Our trip services include airport pick up and drop off, a coordinator to guide the trip and take care of logistical details, professor housing and student homestays.

We provide support for all of Costa Rica and in a wide variety of academic specialties. We make trips to all areas of Costa Rica regularly to ensure quality accommodations and academic tours. Additionally, we are happy to explore new topics and work collaboratively to give students and faculty the best possible study abroad experience. Educational Expertise.

Why Study With MVI

Over 30 Years of Education for a Sustainable Future

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

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Faculty: Partner & Create a Course

We invite faculty to partner with us. Monteverde Institute currently is able to add two more semester courses, Fall & Summer.

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Student Opportunities

Courses - Spanish - Homestay - Internships

The Monteverde Institute in Costa Rica offers its students the possibility of taking Spanish classes, doing Homestay and/or join an Internship.

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Student Information

Student information.

Find our student handbook here.

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