Study Abroad Program for Talented North American Undergraduates at UPEACE
University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica is an English-language, graduate university located in the heart of Central America – Costa Rica, on the hill of the natural reserve, 30 km. southwest of its capital city – San José.
UPEACE was established in December 1980 as a Treaty Organization by the United Nations General Assembly. To ensure academic freedom, the University was established under its own Charter, approved by the General Assembly. UPEACE is not subject to UN regulations and is directed by its own Council of renowned personalities with expertise in peace and security matters. This has allowed the University to move rapidly and to innovate, focusing its new, rigorous academic programs on the fundamental causes of conflict through multidisciplinary, and multicultural-oriented approaches.
The wider mission of the University rests on the central importance of education, training and research in all aspects of building the foundations of peace and progress and reduction and elimination of the prejudice and hatred on which violence, conflict and terrorism are based.
If you are thinking about applying to UPEACE consider the following:
UPEACE offers a number of graduate programs that have become open to interested study abroad undergraduates. The list of the academic programs include:
• Gender and Peace Building
• Sustainable Urban Governance and Peace
Economic Development studies
• Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development