Criminal Justice, Peace Studies, & Conflict Resolution

Topics Covered


Introduction to Costa Rica’s culture, history and socioeconomic lifestyle.

Fundación para la Paz: History, role, impact, and current projects.

The reinsertion programs for inmates. Visiting a jail project: an initiative to reinsert inmates to society by creating different accessories while and after being in jail and selling them through the foundation.

Inter-american court of human rights visit: learning why they have established a court in Costa Rica and what is their role in our society.

Current threats to peace in Costa Rica and its main causes. The reality of the past 3 decades (corruption, indigenous territories, emigrants, drugs, weapons, health issues, domestic violence).

PNUD projects, achievements, challenges, and perspective on the current peace in the country.

Workshop with local kids and teeneagers. Participants bring organized activities to develop with the local community.

The reality of the indigenous territories. Visiting an indigenous territory participants will learn about: how many territories exist in Costa Rica? What are their current population, main social/cultural/environmental challenges, and current projects? What have they done to get their human rights back? What’s their perspective of the future?

Workshop with indigenous community: participants will learn and participate in some of the indigenous traditions and economic/recreational activities that the town develops.

The Diquis Project: a big national hydropower project that was stopped by the indigenous community.

Visiting the sacred natural treasures of the indigenous and sharing sacred rituals with the community.

Interactive talk with ACOSA (Osa Conservation Association) to learn about the current interaction of this beach town with the indigenous territory of Boruca, the current conflicts the area faces, and how peace is promoted in this community.

Curriculum Integration

We are characterized by our highly cooperative way to design study abroad programs for all types of courses and professors, any time of the year. We are committed to deliver the best academic experience to you and your group.

Communication leads to Community!

Our priority is your expectations; that is why at AGLOCAM communication before, during and after the program is essential. Before programs start, we keep constant communication through virtual meetings and site visits from faculty (if desired and possible) in order to discuss program’s design, budget, logistics and the overall itinerary.

Program Design & Preparation

  • Itinerary is set up months before your departure from home and is thoroughly communicated with the staff of the visiting institution.
  • Pre-departure info sessions with staff and students are set up in order to maximize your understanding of safety procedures, legal matters, and what to expect in Costa Rica.
  • AGLOCAM takes care of every single detail before your arrival. What will you have to do? Follow our instructions, get your luggage ready and prepare for your adventure!

Why should you choose us?
  • Our programs include two bilingual site specialists accompanying the group 24/7.
  • Our accommodation options always involve pleasant and environmentally sustainable places rather than 5-star chain hotels.
  • Our learning and social atmosphere develops around safety, cleanliness and a homely attention.
  • The local transportation we use in all our programs possess all the safety requirements, insurance and knowledgeable drivers we need to travel around Costa Rica.
  • Our programs are characterized by exposing participants to SMEs within local communities, in order to exchange new ideas, strategies and procedures that benefit micro economies of the world.

All our short-term programs are customized to your academic goals, budget and interests; while we also ensure participants an enriching cultural awareness that only on-site visits offer.

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