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Study Abroad Costa Rica Admission Deadline

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Costa Rica: The Science History and Culture of Chocolate

Visit Costa Rica on this two-week adventure and experience the horticultural practices and processes involved in sustainable chocolate production! Through field visits, discussions with farmers, lectures, and labs, you will expand your view of cacao production and processing. In your study of chocolate production and the science behind it, you will:

  • Visit production farms where cacao is grown
  • Handle and taste fresh cacao
  • Tour chocolate manufacturing facilities
  • Experience and participate in all the steps it takes to go from bean to bar
  • Other opportunities include a visit to Arenal Volcano, hike to a waterfall, and visit the National Museum



  • Dates: May 16-27, 2022
  • Course: FDST 4160 or 6160, 2 credits 
  • Application deadline: February 15th **Admission is rolling and this program may fill up before the Feb. 15th deadline. Apply soon if you are interested!  
  • Program fee: $2,325 + Tuition/Fees + Airfare (HOPE/Zell will cover tuition. Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition)


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If you have any questions about the program, please contact the program director, Dr. Jose Reyes.


  • OGE has a scholarship for programs in Central America and the Caribbean. If you apply for this scholarship, your chances of receiving funding are high. Their general scholarship consists of one application but many scholarship opportunities. 

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