Facilities & Location
The UPEACE campus in El Rodeo, Costa Rica – situated on 300 hectares of protected land (with 260 hectares of rare primary forest) just 30 minutes drive from San José International Airport -makes for an idyllic setting for the Centre. This inspiring environment is conducive for participants to freely exchange perspectives and internal reflections. Participants will have access to the nature reserve located on UPEACE campus and nature hikes can be incorporated into the schedule.
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The pedagogical approach to all courses is engaging, interactive, and case-based, using technological resources where appropriate. The courses incorporate crosscutting themes such as intercultural communication, conflict resolution, leadership skills and teambuilding.
Our online courses offer a perfect blend between one-on-one attention and flexibility for the working professional. Each course is led by an expert in the field that is readily available to participants, a professional that comments on all course materials and provides personalized feedback on assignments. Live webinars are available, but students are able to make their way through the materials on their own schedule during their free time.
During lunch and breaks you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with UPEACE’s international community from more than 50 countries, including our mid-career graduate students and accomplished international faculty. Throughout the course, you will have multiple opportunities to meet with other professionals and leaders of a high caliber participating in the Centre’s courses.
The Centre as a Social Enterprise
At the Centre we teach about social entrepreneurship and managing multiple bottom-lines. We consider it important to practice what we preach, or at least to try hard to do so. In order to increase our impact and provide more people with the tools and knowledge they need to make a difference in the world, the Centre offers partial scholarships to every single class we run in order to allow motivated individuals from different backgrounds to participate in our programs. We routinely offer financial aid to ensure that participants join from low-income countries are able to register for our programs.