Costa Rica:The Social, Historical and Political Implications of Peace, May 25 - June 7, 2014
The Center provided the leadership for and coordination of the first Study Abroad Program on the topic of Peace and Conflict for Community Colleges for International Development (CCID) in partnership with two other community colleges.
Applications are due November 27, 2013.
Deposit of $200.00 is due by February 7, 2014.
The Study Abroad Program is developed in partnership with:
Global Issues Resource Center, Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio, USA
Southeastern Community College, Iowa, USA
Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania, USA
Community Colleges for International Development (CCID), Iowa, USA
This course will enhance students' understanding of the philosophy of peace in Costa Rica, thereby offering a working model of the theory and practical applications of conflict resolution that they are studying. The course will include a brief overview of the history and culture of Costa Rica which led to its decision not to have a military and to require peace education in schools. The course will include an overview of the economic, political, security, and environmental implications of this decision. Students will have an opportunity to meet with decision makers across fields while experiencing the rich culture of this country. Basic language and cultural instruction will be included along with excursions to areas of interest in Costa Rica.