Global Environmental Politics

Master's Degree Programs in Global Environmental Policy and in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

DC & Costa Rica: The NRSD Dual Degree Program


The Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (NRSD) dual degree program is a great opportunity for students to experience the vibrant city of Washington DC and the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

This semester, seven NRSD students are at the United Nations Mandated University for Peace, our partner university. Courses this semester range from climate change governance to research methods to food security. The university is very diverse, making classroom discussions loaded with different perspectives and challenging each student to think outside of the box.

While not in class, our students have enjoyed visiting the Poás and Arenal Volcanoes, the magical blue Celeste River, and countless beautiful beaches. They even participated in the San Jose Women’s March (check out this video made by student Emily Moore!). The warm weather and host families have welcomed our students as they enjoy two semesters filled with learning and traveling. Upcoming destinations include Panama, Belize, Nicaragua, and Guatemala!

We wish the best of luck to our students as they continue on this incredible journey. Pura vida!

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Photo Credit: Emily Moore