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
Avenida General Milton Taváres de Souza, 171 - Gragoatá, Niterói - RJ, Brazil
This January, explore the business world and experience life in Brazil, the largest economy in Latin America. Join CIEE in lively Rio de Janeiro for our January Business and Culture program. You’ll get an insider view of what it’s like to do business here through classes and meetings with professional and cultural organizations. And you’ll experience a world-famous city known for its natural beauty, celebrations, and beaches. Study in Brazil and you will: -Go on excursions that will give you an overview of the geographic, cultural, and economic diversity in Rio and coastal Brazil -Join faculty for visits to businesses and corporate headquarter offices -Visit national museums and historical neighborhoods, attend soccer matches, and explore Rio’s rich and diverse arts culture -Grow familiar with the fascinating socio-political landscape of Rio and Brazil by meeting community leaders, participating in community engagement activities such as teaching basketball in Rio´s favelas, learning to play soccer, or working in a community garden
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.