EXPLORE
Sustainability & Eco-Tourism 
IN COSTA RICA!

Looking for a fun and friendly way to begin life at the University of Wyoming?

It doesn't get more exciting than 
traveling abroad with UW!

What does UW First Year Seminar Abroad offer?

Join the Sustainability in Action Freshman Interest Group (FIG)! You will

  • live on the same floor in the UW residence halls with students who share your passion for sustainability and the environment,
  • enroll in two sustainability-focused courses with your FIG-mates,
  • develop life-long friendships, and
  • complete your University of Wyoming First Year Seminar (FYS) requirement in COSTA RICA during the J-Term

Ten  Days in Costa Rica with UW's 
Patrick Johnson and Rachael Budowle!


Patrick Johnson has a research program that has focused on new materials and biointerfaces. Research topics have included advanced carbon materials, spider silk biomaterials, SERS biosensors, and immobilized enzyme systems. His teaching interests include biomaterials, biomedical engineering, biochemical engineering, and sustainability topics. He also teaches this study abroad course in Costa Rica on sustainability and systems thinking over the J-term..

 - Patrick Johnson, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

Rachael Budowle is an assistant lecturer in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, where she teaches core courses for the Sustainability minor. She co-chairs the Campus Sustainability Committee and works closely with students as the advisor for the Sustainability FIG and Sustainability Coalition. As an anthropologist, her research focuses on community resilience and food systems. 

 - Rachael Budowle, Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
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A unique setting and opportunity to acquire college-level expectations and skills



A chance to experience breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history and a warm, welcoming culture.

A chance to learn about and engage with an amazing culture in a small, active learning environment with fellow UW students, led by experienced UW faculty and staff.


Fall 2018 semester course:
 ENR 1300 Foundations of Sustainability MWF 9-9:50 & UWYO 1101 Sustainability Challenges

Fall meetings: 
Week of August 28-
Week of December 5, 2018

Travel in Costa Rica: 
January 14-25, 2019

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