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UGA Costa Rica Offers New “Sustainability in Action” Program for College Students

UGA Costa Rica Offers New “Sustainability in Action” Program for College Students
University students in Costa Rica and Athens can learn about sustainability — while learning from the same professors.

Beginning in the spring of 2013, the UGA Costa Rica study abroad campus has a new program option: the Sustainability in Action semester, which offers a new sustainability certificate awaiting approval and collaboration between professors in both Costa Rica and Athens.

The new program is intended to draw from Richard Louv’s book The Nature Principle, which encourages colleges to create programs connecting people to nature, Matt Stevens, assistant director of UGA Costa Rica, wrote in an email to The Red & Black.

“This same inspiration drives each of UGA Costa Rica’s research initiatives or study abroad programs,” he wrote. “But particularly so with this ne…
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