Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica

Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica



HOSP 305 - "Sustainable Tourism in Costa Rica"

3 Credits, No Prerequisites

Open to all NYIT Students

January 10 - 18, 2015


Costa Rica is recognized as a world leader in Sustainable Tourism. It has the highest percentage of land designated as national parks in the world. The Board of Tourism has its own eco-tourism system.


  • Seminars from existing 5-Leaf rated leading hotel - managed by world famous Cayuga Sustainable Lodging. Learn how they have achieved Costa Rica's top Certification Awards for Eco-Tourism
  • Work with another local hotel to help them become certified in sustainable tourism
  • Meetings with the Local Chamber of Commerce to learn sustainable tourist activities and practices
  • Visit a national park, horseback ride on the beach, visit a wildlife preserve, zip line over the rain forest, kayak up river, or to an island
  • Enjoy villa accommodations for 8 nights with private Costa Rican chef, private pool, WIFI and much more
  • Trip includes airfare, local transfers, villa accommodations, several breakfasts, 4 villa dinners, gala local cuisine dinner and reception at restaurant, several tours, and local seminars, local transfers, and van transportation with driver


For more Information: Info Session during Free Hour at 12:35 p.m. on Thursday Sept. 25th, 2014

DL1 in Old Westbury and 701 in Manhattan

  • $1200 (non-refundable) Deposit due by October 15, 2014
  • $1295 Balance due by December 1, 2014

Only $2495 per person program fee plus tuition

Contact Professor Alan Fairbairn ASAP for interview:
Email: Tel:  516-527-7727



  • Valid passport (Copy due with deposit) (and or visa as may be required for foreign students)
  • Personal interview with Professor Alan Fairbairn
  • Spending money for some meals and personal activities and course registration for three credit course offered during intersession
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