FES 365 Issues in Natural Resources - Costa Rica Edition For students already with an environmental issues- type course under your belt, check out the link for NR499 for a way to participate in the travel component of this course
Next Offering is Fall Term 2018 - Previous offerings consisted of 9 weeks of Online course via Ecampus followed by Face-2-Face 10 days in Costa Rica (Travel component will be around Dec 10 - Dec 11 2018).
The below links are from previous trips, but provide a good overview until updated.
"The FOR365 class being offered online through OSU is an educational and life altering experience I wish all students could participate in. Dr Reuter (the honor is yours!) is dedicated to providing distance learners an opportunity to connect with an academic experience while looking through the eyes of another culture. Reuter’s dedication to the students and the class trip to Costa Rica is top notch. His attention to details encompassing the real world along with the educational aspects of visiting a country which leads the world in sustainable practices made the trip one that I will remember for a life time. We not only learned about the sustainable practices of this nation we lived them also. We ate, slept and hiked in places that most visitors would not be able to find on their own. If you are looking for a high-end resort style trip, this one is not for you. If you are looking to really get a feel for the people and a country as wonderful as Costa Rica, then consider this class one that will give you a feeling that you connected with another culture in a positive way. Pura Vida!"