Programs : Brochure
- Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
- Program Terms: Summer
- Budget Sheets: Summer
Join Dr. Heather Burns for an amazing opportunity to spend 9 beautiful days exploring earth, self, and community in the rainforest of Costa Rica, immersed in regenerative practices at Rancho Mastatal. This is truly a time to slow down, retreat, and engage in deep learning. We'll learn first-hand about regenerative earth-care projects by exploring a tropical ecosystem and engaging with the site’s many permaculture projects including gardens and natural buildings. We'll engage in regenerative self-care practices through stories, daily reflection, guided contemplative activities, and discussion of the coursebook, "The more beautiful world our hearts know is possible".
We'll also have daily time for journaling, sit spots, and movement such as swimming, and walking. Morning yoga and 3 delicious locally-procured meals a day will also contribute to our regenerative practice. We’ll learn about people-care and social and cultural regeneration through involvement with local people, an indigenous tribe, and local businesses and food traditions. This course is open to degree and non-degree seeking graduate students, and to graduate certificate students.
|Education Abroad Advisor||Schedule an appointment with Alyse Collins at any time!|
|Get Started||Watch Ed Abroad 101|
|Faculty Leader||Heather Burns, Associate Professor
|Dates||July 5 - July 14, 2021
*Students should plan to arrive in San Jose before 10:00am on July 5th, if possible. Otherwise, we recommend you book additional housing in San Jose on July 4th so you are ready to begin the program on the morning of the 5th.
|Areas of Study||All Majors welcome, however, this course is
especially relevant to the following fields of study:
|Course & Credit||ELP 510: Soil, Soul, Society (4 credits)|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Host Country Language||Spanish|
|Housing||Dorm-style rooms located at Rancho Mastatal|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Minimum GPA Requirements||Undergraduate: 3.0
Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
|Language Requirement||No previous language study required|
|PROGRAM FEE||ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS||TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS|
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*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.
*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.