Costa Rica: Geotourism & Adventure Tourism
A GVSU Faculty-led Program
Tell me about this program
Open to: All majors
San José, Costa Rica — ¡Pura Vida! Join us on an adventure through Costa Rica, the geo– and adventure tourism capital of Central America. During this program, we will participate in a variety of tourism experiences including rainforest hikes, white water rafting, and zip lining. We will explore tourism sites including Costa Rican National Parks, farm areas, cocoa plantations, museums and natural areas along the coasts of the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. We will also stay in a variety of accommodations, including luxury eco-lodges throughout the country, and share experiences with Costa Rica’s biodiversity and abundant wildlife. We will participate in volunteer projects involving sea turtle conservation and mangrove forest restoration. Experience the culture and beauty of Costa Rica, and gain hands-on experience in the growing field of geo– and adventure tourism.
· Engage in zip lining and white water rafting activities to gain a better understanding of Adventure Tourism
· Visit National Parks and Preserves to facilitate an understanding of Nature Tourism and wildlife conservation
· Explore museums and animal sanctuaries in the capital city of San Jose, to facilitate an understanding of history and conservation
When can I go?
May 14 - June 15, 2018
Where will I live?
Program participants will live in on-campus housing.
Who is eligible to participate?
2.0 GPA required.
Non-GVSU students are eligible.
How do I apply?
To apply for this program, log on to www.gvsu.edu/oasis to begin your online application.
APPLICATION DEADLINE (2018 Program): February 1, 2018
Non-GVSU Students are welcome to apply. Please view Non-GVSU Student Information
What credits will I receive?
Students will register for a total of 6 credits:
HTM 268: Adventure Tourism (3 credits) AND
HTM 368: Geotourism (3 credits) OR
Course fulfills general education Issues requirement: Sustainability
HTM 399: Independent Study
Language of instruction: English
How much does the program cost?
- Round-trip airfare
- Field trips and entrance fees
- All ground transportation
- Tuition ($3,150)
- Passport ($140)
- Vaccinations ($150)
- Personal expenses ($125)
- ISIC card - optional ($28)
TOTAL COST (estimated): $9,841
Who can tell me more?
All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.