Some experts claim that Costa Rica is a best-case example for sustainable development. Others see its well-intentioned efforts in eco-tourism backfiring for lack of proper infrastructure. Join CIEE in Monteverde, a small, international community nestled along the edge of a cloud forest, to learn about tropical conservation, development, and sustainability. Nearly half of your time will be spent on staff-led excursions to get real-life, insider perspectives. A homestay, cultural activities, and more will immerse you in Costa Rica’s rich culture. Study abroad in Costa Rica and you’ll: -Study tropical in a world-famous cloud forest -Live with a local family -Explore sustainable development, tropical biology, and environmental engineering in class and in the field -Hear a new language and try new foods visiting an indigenous mountain community
Imagine working with leading experts and innovators to complete a cutting-edge research and design project. Study with Berlin’s thought-leaders and practitioners to gain an understanding of architecture and design within an emerging global context. Pursue hands-on design work in a modern studio using the latest technology to address an aspect of the current global environment. And observe centuries of architectural history up close throughout Germany and Europe – all with CIEE. Study abroad in Berlin and you’ll: - Take part in the Future Cities Design Studio, which features an interdisciplinary perspective, and exciting research and design projects. - Visit and study landmark buildings by celebrated architects, such as the Reichstag Dome by Foster and Partners and Potsdamer Platz buildings by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. - Study sustainable development in Berlin, with guided visits to sites such as the EUREF Smart City Campus and the Holzmarkt and Spreefeld cooperative housing and farming culture. - Enjoy excursions to local places of interest such as the Bauhaus in Dessau and the Baroque palaces of Potsdam. - Take guided overnight study tours to important European cities such as Hamburg and Dresden, and exchange with other Global AD students in Barcelona and Prague. - Hear from, and interact with, visiting faculty and professionals during a series of lectures, critiques, and in-class visits.
There’s no better place to study sustainability than in Berlin, a city leading the way in sustainable innovation. On our Global Sustainability and Environment program, you’ll examine sustainable urban design and the tools necessary to create a smarter urban future. Courses at one of the best technical colleges in the country will expand your knowledge. Excursions to sites of sustainable development bring theories learned in class to life. And a partnership with one of the world’s most advanced engineering firms gives you a chance to develop solutions to a real-world problem facing Berlin. You’ll do all this and more while immersing yourself in fascinating German history and culture. Study abroad in Berlin and you’ll: - Take courses at the internationally regarded Technical University of Berlin - Visit sustainable development projects, government agencies, and sites of environmental challenges - Hear from, and interact with, local environmental engineers, researchers, ecologists, sociologists, policymakers, and economists - See your work published in a shared online student journal