Payson Center collaborates in Tulane's Tropical & Environmental Studies Spring semester in Costa Rica

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Tulane University now has a study abroad program designed specifically for International Development coordinate majors.

Tulane University and the Office of Study Abroad have launched a new semester abroad program in Tropical and Environmental Studies at Tulane’s CIAPA campus in San José, Costa Rica.  The program offers 15 course credits in EENS, EBIO, POLA, and IDEV as well as courses in each of the four required core areas for majors in Environmental Studies (EVS):  Distribution and Conservation of Living Things, Landscapes and Seascapes through Time, Problems and Potentialities of Built Environments, and Environmental Thought, Practice, and Policy. The core courses also fulfill the “acceptable elective” requirements for coordinate majors in International Development and all courses count as electives toward the Latin American Studies major.

Undergraduate students can accomplish all of this while studying abroad in beautiful Costa Rica, one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the world and a magnet for those interested in wildlife and the natural world.

Don’t miss this chance to spend the spring semester exploring the rainforest! Visit our website to learn more about the program and the CIAPA campus in San José, Costa Rica. Admissions are rolling until the program has filled. Interested students should contact Professor Annie Gibson (

The Payson Center's Executive Director, Colin Crawford will be teaching the International Development Law and Environmental Sustainability course.

For more information, please visit the Tulane at CIAPA website. To apply, visit the Office of Study Abroad website.

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