Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Sustainable Buildings Program Summary

Colorado State University’s Sustainable Buildings education abroad program in Costa Rica focuses on the principal components of sustainable design and construction, energy, healthy buildings, natural resources, and other environmental issues. Students will increase their awareness of sustainable practices by:

  • Examining building systems for public health issues
  • Explore examples of notable sustainable practice case studies, especially sites in Costa Rica
  • Familiarize oneself with decision-making processes based on sustainable practices
    Involve students in a practical, sustainable design project to further the research and development of sustainable building

Costa Rica Faculty Leader

Dr. Rodolfo Valdes Vasquez is an associate professor in Construction Management at CSU. Rodolfo conducts research in sustainable construction and design, higher education, teaching methods and construction engineering.

Program and application information

Students in the program will travel to Guácimo, Costa Rica.

Program Dates: January 1-12, 2020

Application Deadline: September 15, 2019

For more information about logistics, costs, funding, and how to apply, go to the CSU Education Abroad website.