The university’s program in Costa Rica recently was honored by GoAbroad.com with the 2013 Innovation in Sustainability Award at the NAFSA: Association of International Educators annual conference in St. Louis.
The award recognizes institutions, organizations and individuals that are creating initiatives to move the field of international education forward and to commend leaders in the community for their efforts to go beyond the conventional.
NAFSA is an association of individuals worldwide advancing international education and exchange and global workforce development.
GoAbroad.com recognized UGA Costa Rica for studying, understanding and embodying the interconnectedness of human society within the natural environment.
The 155-acre campus in Monteverde is independently certified as a sustainable operation, achieving a score of 85 percent or higher in all four areas evaluated, including 100 percent in the assessment of employee relations and community engagement.