group of students in front of waterfall in Costa RicaStudents in the May 2024 course “Indigenous Relations in Costa Rica” will explore how to build meaningful relationship across Indigenous nations.

Course to examine Indigenous peoples of Costa Rica

A study-abroad course in May 2024 will send UWindsor students travelling the length of Costa Rica, meeting with Indigenous peoples, and exploring the impact of rainforest loss.

Women’s and gender studies professor Ashley Glassburn, a member of the Miami Nation of Indians of Indiana, will lead the course “Indigenous Relations in Costa Rica,” following her “Good Relations: Indigenous Sovereignty, Feminism, and Reconciliation” course (WGST 2380) offered in the winter semester.

From May 8 to 20, students will explore Costa Rica, meet Bribri and Maleku peoples, and learn about the contemporary life and political conditions of the Indigenous peoples of Costa Rica.

The cost of the course will be $2,700, which includes internal travel, cultural activities, lodging, a full time translator-guide, and most meals. Other costs will include flights, free-time meals, travel insurance, and tuition.

Scholarships through Universities Canada provide $3,000 for Indigenous, low-income, and students with disabilities; $1,000 for eligible first-year students; and $500 for all other eligible students.

Find more information and applications here or contact Dr. Glassburn at