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Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Residential Center Sponsor: University of Georgia
Partner Institution: N/A Classes With: UGA Students
Language of Instruction: English Taught By: UGA/U.S. Professors(s)
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence, Hotel/Hostel Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
College/School: CAES Academic Area: Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Minimum number of credit hours: 02 Maximum number of credit hours: 02
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.0 or above
Program Description:
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The UGA Costa Rica program offers courses representing 35 different disciplines and is the largest of UGA’s three Centers Abroad. Come and experience the beautiful, ecologically-diverse cloud rainforest and immerse yourself into the welcoming culture of Costa Rica. ¡Pura Vida!

Courses offered:
FDST 4150/6150 - Coffee: From Bean to Cup! (2 credit hours)

For full program details, please view the UGA Costa Rica website.

Program Ratings:
Accuracy and usefulness of orientation materials:
1 2 3 4
Accessibility and quality of health care:
1 2 3 4 5
Safety of location, facilities, excursions, and transportation:
1 2 3 4 5
Academic quality, appropriateness of workload:
1 2 3 4 5
Choice of location for excursions, field trips, site visits:
1 2 3 4 5
Safety, cleanliness, comfort and appropriateness of housing:
1 2 3 4 5
Arrangements for and quality of meals:
1 2 3 4
Opportunities to learn about and interact with the local culture:
1 2 3 4
Overall effectiveness of program staff in managing program:
1 2 3 4 5
Effectiveness of program staff in handling academic and personal needs and concerns:
1 2 3 4 5
Value of the program in relation to the cost:
1 2 3 4 5
Overall quality of the program in relation to expectations:
1 2 3 4 5
Program Reviews:
Savannah Janee Finley, Fall Break 2016 Participant
I really enjoyed learning from coffee farmers themselves and their perspectives on the relationship between agriculture and the environment.

Fall Break 2016 Participant
The program staff was amazing and always there to help.

Fall Break 2016 Participant
Bring LOTS of extra socks, an umbrella, and very light, preferably waterproof, clothing

I think most significantly, I learned about the coffee industry and explain it to others. It has such a strong political, social, and economic impact that many people do not realize. I believe people need to understand how hard farmers work to grow the beverage we consume daily in order to gain a more appreciation for it. They also should understand there are different products, brews, and methods for creating a good cup of coffee. Lastly, sustainability is an important concept of the coffee industry, as they are careful with their water management and how much they use, along with re-using the leftover coffee cherries as waste for the future coffee crop.
     — Haley Vickery, Fall Break 2016
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This program is currently not accepting applications.