5 Reasons to Study Abroad in Costa Rica
University of Arkansas students are invited to discover why Costa Rica has been called the "Switzerland of Central America." This relatively small country offers something for all students, whether it is the bustling metropolis of San José, lush rainforests, active volcanoes or the sunny beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts.
The reasons to study abroad in Costa Rica are many, but here are five student favorites:
1. Wildly Diverse
More than 500,000 species call this ecologically and biodiverse region home.
2. A Whale of a Time
The beach at Bahia Ballena is shaped like a whale's tale and is known for its whale watching.
3. Populous Pollinators
Approximately 10 percent of the world's butterflies live in Costa Rica.
4. Peace Out
Costa Rica abolished its army in 1948 and is one of the most politically peaceful countries in Central America.
5. Pura Vida
Lake Michigan is larger than Costa Rica. The country's small size makes it ideal for quickly getting to know the people and the places.
Students interested in learning more about study abroad should:
- Attend drop-in advising at The Office of Study Abroad, from 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
- Meet with their Academic Advisor to discuss how study abroad fits into their academic plan
- Have a valid passport. Passport Services in the Arkansas Union can help
Veronica Mobley, assistant director
Study Abroad and International Exchange
The book Interpreting Kigali, Rwanda was published by the University of Arkansas Press in collaboration with the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.
Visiting professor Cory Olsen’s interior design class and two faculty members — Jessica Colangelo and Charles Sharpless — will have projects on display in New York.
The keynote speaker for the Play Therapy Conference will speak about the play can help heal trauma. The conference will be June 21-22.
U of A students from the School of Human Environmental Sciences recently connected with families in Fayetteville Public Schools to help parents better interact with their children.
A 2.5% increase in tuition will go into effect for the fall 2019 semester.