The Center for Surf Research provides opportunities for internships, study abroad, volunteering, and research. These opportunities are not limited by university, field of study, or geography.

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Study Abroad

Study Abroad

There are two types of people in the world, those who surf and those who want to. The Center for Surf Research is stoked to provide students, and interested members of the community with opportunities to have life-changing study abroad experiences based in world-class surfing destinations for beginners to rippers.

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Pura Vida Summer

10 Day Costa Rica Immersion

Playa Guiones, Nosara: May 23 – June 1, 2014

Participate in applied sustainable tourism studies with plenty of time for daily surf sessions and exploring the local area. This course is worth 3 units and is offered through the College of Extended Studies at SDSU. Open to students from any university.


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The Center for Surf Research and its partner organizations have a broad range of internship opportunities for people interested in gaining experience and contributing to sustainability efforts that positively impact coastal and marine environments and the communities that live there around the world.

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Network with partner organizations and companies that are pushing progressive change in the surf and surf tourism industries while earning college credit. Make connections now that will last a lifetime and support the cause!

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Grad Student?

Interested in being on the cutting edge of sustainable surf tourism research? The Center is a hub for global advancements in this field, ranging from economics, to sociocultural, and environmental. Check out our collaborators and prospective research locations and projects in the Research section of our website.

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