Grounded in high academic standards the values of the Monteverde Institute are love, peace, service to others, teamwork, honesty & accountability.
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The Monteverde Institute:
We are a Costa Rican non-profit dedicated to serving our community through student projects and applied research that benefits local practices.
The Academic Department works with partnering institutions to create customized syllabi and classes by providing academic content and logistical support. In the past, the Academic Department has provided guidance for classes in tropical ecology, biology and field methods, community health, international business, globalization and community, human rights, international politics, law and sustainable development, cultural immersion, environmental education and sustainability, service learning, new media, and water issues.
Additionally, we encourage original investigations by providing contacts in the local community and supporting ongoing social and natural science research projects at all academic levels. We are always interested in collaborating on original research in water issues, ecotourism, conservation biology, land-use planning, sustainable development, community health, and Spanish language and culture. We provide academic opportunities to the local community, including lectures by visiting or local experts, and open-enrollment and continuing education classes on a variety of subjects.