How to Apply


Step 1: There will be a study abroad interest meeting in the fall semester—watch your e-mail for notification. If interested in participating in the Sustainable Futures Program, it is a good idea to talk to Martha Bohm or Chris Romano, faculty in the Architecture Department. You are also encouraged to talk to some of the students who had attended in previous years to learn of their experiences.

Step 2: Students are required to have their application submitted to the Study Abroad Office by early December. (See email for specific dates.) During the fall semester there will be another meeting at the Department of Architecture to introduce the Sustainable Futures program and to answer any questions.

Step 3: You will be notified of your acceptance by the end of December.

Step 4: Get your passport and your plane ticket.

Step 5: Follow the instructions as laid out by the Study Abroad office for preparation for the program.

Step 6: Go to Costa Rica for the summer!


Step 1: Review the Sustainable Futures website to understand the program and its requirements. Feel free to contact any of the people listed below if you have questions.

Step 2: Speak to your adviser about the transfer of credits to your home institution.

Step 3: Download and fill out the Application for UB Study Abroad Programs – Architecture.

Step 4: Submit all application materials to the UB Study Abroad office at the contact information listed on the form.  Applications will be considered starting on November 15, and must be received by March 15.


If you have questions about Study Abroad more generally, contact:
Office of International Education
University at Buffalo
210 Talbert Hall
Telephone: 716 645-3912
Fax: 716 645-6197

If you have questions about curriculum, contact:
Martha Bohm
Assistant Professor
Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo | SUNY

If you have questions about the Monteverde Institute, contact:
Anibal Torres Leitón
Sustainable Futures Program Coordinator

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