April 24, 2017

Although it's been a few months since our journey in Costa Rica, one of the many aspects assigned to this course focused on research. Last semester, before traveling, the class would meet once a week and during this time, one of the discussions regarded the poster sess...

February 2, 2017

So it's been a couple weeks since we've been back home and I, for one, am missing Costa Rica already. Costa Rica was such an enriching experience and the class learned so many great things over the course of a couple weeks.

Watch the video below to see some of the exci...

January 18, 2017

Wednesday

The 10th day is here. We have spent 10 days of adventure-filled and educationally compacted activities in Costa Rica. From short to long hikes, hot to cold weather, dry to wet forests, we traveled miles and miles of Costa Rican scenery, stopping along the way...

January 17, 2017

Tuesday

It was the last full day for us in Costa Rica and we were making sure to go out with a bang. We started our day off bright and early, traveling outside of La Fortuna to a roaring river where we were planning to go white river water rafting. Once we arrived, we w...

January 16, 2017

Monday

With some of us beginning the day with a peaceful session of yoga, conducted by our generous tour guide, everyone was excited for the day ahead since it was our free day of the vacation. We were allowed to go off on our own and decide what to do within the city a...

January 15, 2017

Sunday

Today we left yet another location in beautiful Costa Rica and headed to La Fortuna and the Arenal Volcano. We traveled through the rolling hills of Monteverde which consisted of lush green pastures, grazing cows and horses, and rivers besides quaint towns within...

January 14, 2017

Saturday

After spending the night in the El Bosque Hotel, we woke up to a windy and rainy morning. We ate a delicious breakfast of traditional gallo pinto (a black bean and rice mixture) and then drove a short distance to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. There, arme...

January 13, 2017

Friday

Today was a very long but adventure-filled day. It was our last morning in Playa Grande and we all had to say goodbye to the friends we had made with the UNA students. After sharing one last breakfast and packing our luggage back onto buses, we headed on to the B...

January 12, 2017

Thursday

We were all excited for the day, anticipating the fun we would have in the tourist town of Tamarindo during our free day.

Fun doesn't come for free though, so we still had fieldwork responsibilities before lunch. After taking a group picture in our matching tshi...

January 11, 2017

Wednesday

Today was an early day for all, with each group finishing their last field work rotation. These past few days have been filled with service learning activities that, although hard work, have been proven to be quite fun and educational. Let's take a look at som...

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UNIV 392 courses provide students the opportunity to participate in a CSU Channel Islands sponsored short-term study abroad program. These courses are led by CI faculty. Students must go through an application process in order to be admitted into the UNIV 392 course.

During the Fall 2016 semester, led by the instruction of Dr. Rodriguez, a CI ESRM professor and program chair, 19 lucky students had the honor to travel to Costa Rica, where they participated in service-learning activities focused on the environment, toured the country, and experienced a new culture. 

This blog contains details about their daily adventures so please, read along and enjoy the beauty that Costa Rica has to share! 

Pura Vida!

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For more information regarding UNIV 392 courses or studying abroad in general...

Or, contact Dr. Rodriguez at Donald.rodriguez@csuci.edu for more information regarding future UNIV courses traveling to Costa Rica

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