As any of our current or past faculty will tell you, being involved with UGA Costa Rica is an incredible experience. Whether you have study abroad teaching experience or are new to the game, we can offer you a multitude of opportunities in a wide range of disciplines. For more details please explore the boxes below

Teach on an Existing Study Abroad Program

For the 2017-2018 academic year,  22 UGA faculty representing a wide range of academic disciplines are working with UGA Costa Rica’s study abroad programs. We welcome more faculty to get involved! Interested in service-learning? UGA Costa Rica offers faculty a service-learning protocol guide with tools and guidance for how to incorporate a service-learning component to your course curriculum. UGA faculty interested in teaching on one of UGA Costa Rica’s existing study abroad programs, either by adding a new course offering to the program or teaching one of the existing courses, should contact the UGA Costa Rica . This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Set up Research Based at UGA Costa Rica

UGA Costa Rica encourages faculty, students and independent researchers to develop research projects in Costa Rica. These projects can be develop independently or as part of ongoing educational programs.Since Costa Rica is a world renowned country in terms of conservation of biodiversity and natural resources, historically, the vast majority of research projects are developed in the fields of biology, ecology and other natural and environmental sciences. However, we believe in multidisciplinary research and welcome researchers from other fields such as (but not limited to) social sciences, economy, anthropology and history.

We welcome you to use the UGA Costa Rica campus as your home base for research in the Pájaro Campana Biological Corridor. Whether your study is localized on-campus, in the San Luis Valley, or at another near-by site, or if you’re interested to develop a region-wide study, the UGA Costa Rica campus offers faculty and student researchers a secure home base for equipment storage, lab space, Internet access, logistical support, and reasonably-priced lodging and meals.

For researchers interested in developing projects within the natural sciences, the Costa Rican Government requires special permits to conduct research as well as to collect and export specimens. For those interested in research projects in subjects different from natural and environmental sciences, permits are processed individually with the corresponding government institution. The Costa Rican Campus administration has the capabilities to process the corresponding permits for each individual research project.

Please visit our research permits page for more detailed instructions on either type of research permit, and or contact the UGA Costa Rica Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Find more information on the Pájaro Campana Biological Corridor.

Learn more about  past  and on-going research projects based at the UGA Costa Rica campus.

Academic Service-Learning Toolkit

If you are interested in adding a service-learning component to your study abroad program, this downloadable Service-Learning toolkit will provide you the information you need to begin the process. Service-learning at the University of Georgia is defined as a "course-based, credit-bearing educational experience in which students participate in an organized service activity that meets identified community needs, and reflect on the service activity in such a way as to gain further understanding of course content, a broad appreciation of the discipline, and an enhanced sense of personal values and civic responsibility." In an academic service-learning, credit is not given simply for completing service hours, but for the learning that takes place.

Service-learning differs from community service, internships, or field study experiences because the service activity is connected to the course learning goals through reflection and critical analysis.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., UGA Costa Rica Director, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at the Office of Service-Learning.

Program Marketing Toolkit

Faculty often ask for images, printed media format templates, etc... that can be used in designing marketing materials for their programs. Beyond the marketing and design that we offer, please feel free to use these materials included below to either create your own promotional materials or pass along to your department's graphic designer.

If there is any item not shown here that you'd like to see, please contact Hilda Mata at (706) 542-5528 and we'll upload it to this Marketing Toolkit.