Costa Rica Program participants work in research teams and conduct research projects during their travels to Costa Rica. There are 5 research themes offered within the Costa Rica Program that aim to explore sustainability through diverse frameworks and disciplines. The research themes include Conservations and Policy, Eco-Tourism, Tropical and Agroforestry, Immigration, and Health.

There is no previous research experience required by our participants. During winter quarter, students will be introduced to research processes, be trained in research methods, and will be guided by staff on their team research projects. While students are assigned to the research themes above, research teams will create their own research questions and focus areas to explore within the umbrella topic theme.

At the end of Spring Quarter, the research teams will present their findings at the formal CRP Research Symposium.

Above: 2019 CRP Participants taking water samples for their research project on agroforestry