International Trips 


Ecotourism Destinations - Costa Rica


Ohio University Education Abroad - Winter Intercession

This trip is offered as an Ecotoursim course through the Recreation and Sports Pedagogy department.
More information can be found at the Education Abroad website

Group at Waterfall

The Outdoor Pursuits Program and the Recreation Studies department at Ohio University are sponsoring this exciting winter study abroad experience to the adventure and eco-tourism capital of Latin America, Costa Rica. This course (REC 4901) will explore ways in which ecotourism enterprises relate to the general concepts of sustainability, including environmental, socio-cultural and economic impacts. From a conceptual and operational point of view, we will explore the concepts of sustainability and sustainable developmentwith an emphasis on community-based sustainable development. Students will engage in this exploration through a firsthand ecotourism experience in the world renowned ecotourism destination of Costa Rica.