Tucked in the botanical garden of the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center)
Known as Casa Sostenible (Sustainability House), this magical spot is run by the Academic Program in Turismo Sostenible del CATIE: It is a space for both local and global learning, hosting students every year from the University of Texas in the sustainable tourism program (MIST), study abroad programs, as well as local high-school students and many other educational-training programs.
Casa Sostenible itself – is a symbol of sustainability – having avoided countless demolition attempts – it is the oldest building on CATIE’s campus. It is a space for people to come and garden, explore thousands of plants, learn how to make compost, or how to operate an aquaponic system. It’s also the best place to have your morning coffee and catch an afternoon nap in the hammock!
More information about the historical legacy of CATIE to sustainable tourism please click here.
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Educational tourism – Cooperative Study Abroad Program (CSAP)
Are you looking for a place to…
- Give opportunities to your undergraduate and graduate students to understand the complexity, challenges, and beauty of applied sustainability, then become a part of our Cooperative Study Abroad Program (CSAP). If you are looking for a place to take your students to immerse them in a safe, knowledge-rich environment, we can help you with your study abroad program.
- Gain a unique perspective of cutting-edge research and development practices being carried out by CATIE and its partners in agriculture, natural resource management, environmental services and community, and institutional innovation, then consider organizing an internship or exchange program. Participants will experience a working environment characterized by international scope and diversity of work approaches.
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