In 2001 the University of Georgia Foundation purchased a 155-acre working farm and ecotourism facility in the upper San Luis Valley of the Monteverde region in Costa Rica. While it remains a working farm and we continue to welcome tourists to stay with us, a fully operational campus has been developed on this site.
An administrative staff oversees daily campus operations, provides in-country logistical support for UGA and external study abroad programs, researchers and tourists, coordinates on-site and off-site activities, and facilitates the integration of UGA Costa Rica within the broader community. UGA Costa Rica is proud of the fact that our campus staff of approximately 30, is comprised of all local residents, and nearly all have family roots in San Luis.
This panoramic photo was taken on top border of the property where the campus is located.