Loyola University Chicago

Study Abroad

Faculty-Led Program: ENVS 364/464 in Costa Rica (2020)

Costa Rica is a pioneer in sustainability, protects 25% of its territory, and is a sustainability model for industries around the world.  Costa Rica aims to be the first carbon neutral country in the world by 2021. Costa Rica lies in Central America and has coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific oceans. You will visit a chocolate factory, pineapple plantation, a farm, a nature reserve, coffee plantation, and a shipping company, and you will also hear presentations from local business people and nonprofit executives. The class focuses on learning about management of sustainability in Costa Rica’s businesses, nonprofits, and government.  You will have an opportunity to enjoy Costa Rica’s culture and natural environment by visiting local markets, attending local events such as "Toros a la Tica" or Tico style bullfighting (which are rodeo-style bull activities), visiting the rainforest, and participating in optional activities such as canyoning, volcanic mud baths, hot springs, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, tubing, zipline canopy tours, waterfalls, and a natural history hike.

Click to view the ENVS 364/464 program flyer.

This faculty-led study abroad program is part of ENVS 364/464 Sustainability Management in the Global Context: Costa Rica, taught by Dr. Nancy Landrum. Click for the tentative ENVS 364 syllabus, which includes details on planned activities. 

After you have completed the OIP application for this program and been accepted, you will be registered in this course by OIP. You don't need to self-register for this course. 



Paid to Loyola
Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Fee* $1,705 paid to LOCUS
Office for International Programs Administrative Fee $100 paid to Loyola Study Abroad Online Application
Loyola University Chicago tuition Click for current Loyola tuition. paid to LOCUS


Not Paid to Loyola
Airfare $1,100 (estimated) you pay direcly to airline; do not buy your ticket until we notify you to do so
Incidental expenses and additional meals $300 (estimated) take with you abroad


All students will reside in Visit Costa Rica lodges for the duration of the program.


Term January Term
Year 2019-2020
Application Deadline Click here for deadlines
Decision Date Rolling admission
Start Date  12/26/2019 (please note that the online portion of the course begins on December 16, 2019)
End Date 01/05/2020



For more information, contact:

Dr. Nancy Landrum
Quinlan School of Business/IES