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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

AU offers a dual degree Masters program in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development from the University for Peace, Costa Rica.

University for Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica

Among the myriad study abroad opportunities offered at American University is a dual degree program allowing candidates pursuing MA in Natural Resources and Sustainable Development to obtain a degree from American University and the United Nations-affiliated University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Course selection in UPEACE may include:

  • Conflict Management and Natural Resources
  • Ecological Foundations of Land Use
  • Skills and Methods for Sustainable Development
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods
  • Project Life Cycle Analysis
  • Peace Studies
  • Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  • Elective courses in Environmental Security and other UPEACE programs

Course selection in America University may include:

  • Environment and Development
  • International Environmental Law
  • Comparative Environmental Law
  • Environmental Peacemaking
  • Global Information Systems
  • International Development

For more information on the Dual degree program, visit the website or contact the AU Program Director Professor Judith Shapiro at