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Study Abroad Course in Costa Rica

Hiker walking across a bridge in Costa Rica tropical jungle


Course Learning Outcomes

Learn more about food and sustainability through hands-on experiences in Costa Rica's coffee, fruit, dairy, sugar and meat industries. Students will also gain new perspectives by being exposed to the history, culture, economy and current issues of Costa Rica and Central America.



Course Highlights

  • Explore the Poás Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Manuel Antonio National Park and more!
  • Visit local farms and plantations, participate in a milking and cheese making experience and volunteer at an organic coffee farm.
  • Learn about food and sustainability efforts in Costa Rica and Central America.



Total Estimated Cost $3,599
Ferguson College of Agriculture Study Abroad Course Tuition*
Program fee (includes accommodations, most meals and OSU health and safety insurance)
Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) insurance ($102**) and OSU study abroad admin fee ($200*) $302
Personal expenses and incidentals (May vary by student preference) $200
Airfare is included in program fee  

*Not protected by CFAR insurance. Same rate for in-state and out-of-state students.

**CFAR insurance protects the study abroad program fee and is non-refundable. Reimbursement rates vary by situation. Contact course instructor if you have additional questions. 


Course Enrollment Options

  • AG 3803 International Study Tour in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources: Food and Sustainable Agriculture in Costa Rica (3 credit hours with I designation*)

  • FDSC 5120 Special Topics in Food Science: Food and Sustainable Agriculture in Costa Rica (3 credit hours, graduate level)


*Undergraduate students at Oklahoma State University are required to take a class that carries an I designation for graduation purposes.

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