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Costa Rica

Project Dates: March 16-23, 2019

Home Campus: Lincoln Center

Application Due Date: Monday, October 15th, 2018

Project Leader: Michelle Lau

Project Description: 

Costa Rica has enjoyed a stable democracy for many years and is committed to universal education and health care. However, Costa Rica is not a utopia; the country faces a number of challenges, including environmental issues, economic concerns, and rising inequality among various societal groups.

Participants will be immersed in Costa Rica and learn about its complexities and challenges as well as its achievements. You will hear from the local people, community experts, and leaders who are striving to create a stronger and more just society.

The project will also explore issues facing refugees in Latin America seeking refuge in Costa Rica, including those fleeing violence in Nicaragua.

Estimated Cost: $2,000