This course in Costa Rica educates students about health and sustainable development in Costa Rica.

The course “Health & Sustainable Development  in Costa Rica” (PM 599, 4 units) will be offered again this summer from June 1-13, 2019. Led by professors Shubha Kumar and Mellissa Withers, the course will explore how climate change, biodiversity loss, migration, sustainable development, and human rights relate to health among populations in Costa Rica.

The group will stay in 3 different locations in the country and visit local health clinics, public health research institute; governmental public health agencies, NGOS, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the national children’s hospital, a palm oil plantation, Ministry of Health, the Panama border, and indigenous communities.

2019 course application (deadline 3/15):

The course is available to all USC graduate students.

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