Research trip for the master thesis - Intercultural Psychology
In spring 2023, Lea Schlotterbeck traveled to different places in Costa Rica for 6 weeks as part of her master's thesis for a project in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. The aim was to analyze existing resources as well as the development poten tial of village communities in order to strengthen their sustainable development. For this purpose, she interviewed different members of each village community in order to consider different perspectives. She got to know a diverse Costa Rica, with spectacular nature, hospitality and helpfulness, and also benefited personally from this experience abroad. The project was supported by the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture with a travel grant.
Research trip to Costa Rica and the United States
Dilay Dollnick (UOS student) was in Costa Rica for a 6-week internship in the spring of 2023 in various locations, with the project objective of bringing local and German students into contact with entrepreneurs from rural areas in Costa Rica. Tasks included planning for a new website (showcasing tourism activities and features of each region), preparing seminar materials for students, creating an interview guide, and various interviews.
The project was supported by the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture with a travel grant.
Virtual journey through Costa Rica's ecosystems
Felix Przesdzink (UOS PhD student), Vincent Fritzen (UOS student) and Sebastian Holt (UOS student) were in Costa Rica from Feb. 27 - Mar. 21, 2023, to capture the country's diverse life forms and ecosystems on film. The produced films will be released successively on YouTube during the second half of this year. The three-member team organized and carried out the film trip on their own responsibility and repeatedly experienced particularly exciting moments with nature. The project was supported by the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture, among others, with a travel grant.
Field reports of excursions in the past
- Research Internship in Costa Rica - Spring 2023 (PDF, 229 kB)
- Research trip to Costa Rica and the United States (PDF, 180 kB)
- Summer School in Costa Rica on living conditions and biodiversity (PDF, 556 kB)
- Visit of UTN delegation - September 2022 (PDF, 79 kB)
- Psychology researchers at the Universidad Nacional - jan to march 2022 (PDF, 105 kB)
- Digitization of a biology excursion - feb 2022 in Costa Rica (PDF, 65 kB)
- Video series YouTube "Virtual Costa Rica Excursion" - in german
- Summer school - Nov 2021 in Costa Rica (PDF, 101 kB)
The Costa Rica Center's sponsors
The Costa Rica Center is sponsored by the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture (Sievert Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Kultur), which has been supporting the University of Osnabrück and Costa Rica for years.
For further details, please visit the website of the Sievert Foundation for Science and Culture (in german).