The Monteverde Program is offered in coordination with the Monteverde Institute
(MVI), named for the village in which it is located. The village of Monteverde is home to 250 residents and is located at the entrance to the famous Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve. Cazenovia College students who participate in this 12-day program will study conservation, natural history, and sustainability of the rain forest and the people who live and work in this environment.
The town of Santa Elena, within walking distance of the Institute, has fabulous restaurants, grocery stores, and most amenities available.
Those who participate in the Monteverde Program remain registered Cazenovia College students and must enroll in SM/SB 255 ST: Society and Conservation in Costa Rica.
This 12-day, 4-credit hour course will be offered in January 2016.
Classes and activities will be taken at MVI and will be conducted in English, however, successful completion of 1-credit hour of conversational Spanish is required to participate.
Courses taken during this program fulfill the Scientific Literacy General Education competency requirements.
Cazenovia College students who have completed at least 24 credits with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above are encouraged to apply. Students with cumulative grade point averages of 2.75 – 2.99 may also apply and their applications will be reviewed.