Canvas Online Platform

Global Studies Institute at Veritas is 100% online. However, unlike most of the online non-formal offerings, our courses are offered for smaller groups in a blended modality. Courses have synchronous web conference sessions with subject experts (this will be the most substantial part of the course) and asynchronous (flexible times and self-directed study) activities and recorded sessions to study material and work on small projects to upload on the Canvas LMS.

VERITAS Online Learning Model

Our courses focus on interdisciplinary topics that impact our global community

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We focus on critical global topics related to a regenerative culture and a sustainability focus of different fields.  We firmly believe that the three pillars (economy, society, and the environment) of Sustainability need to be detailed and broaden to a broader spectrum of topics that cover governance, economics, sustainable design, innovation.

Lifelong learning 

In a rapidly changing world, the Global Studies Institute strives to become an online platform for global citizens and lifelong learners with a sustainability-focused mindset, those who are in pursuit of constant intellectual growth and self-development, through shared knowledge and interactions with experts, peers, and destinations.

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Online programs. Not massive and live courses with asynchronous flexibility

Our online courses foster group interaction. Participants will have access to resources and materials, and can also to follow an autonomous study modality at times if needed. Live sessions with experts from different fields and session recordings for flexibility are the main structure of courses. Online Learning Programs

Endorsed by an international network of 24 campuses around the world

Global Studies Institute's online learning platform is part of Universidad Veritas.  We are members of the LCI Education Network (HQ in Canada), which has over 60 years of experience in education and has campuses in five continents.

Three key structures:

1. Live web conferences with faculty and guest experts.

These live web sessions are the majority of the course. We use the CANVAS LMS, Microsoft Teams, and Bluebutton technologies to interact with the synchronous logged-in group.

2. Collaborative activities with your interest community

During the live session, participants interact with the expert on topics.  Participants will also interact with peers and propose content development and discussions with the professor.

3. Flexible, self-directed learning

Videos, lectures, and other web resources will be selected by accessible to participants through the course platform for review and for completing projects. We invite participants to share other resources through the platform for each class's learning community to benefit from the time together.

The live online sessions and curriculum management are done on Canvas LMS.  

MS Teams Platform

Students have access to Bigbluebotton and Microsoft Teams Web conference technologies, forums for discussions and posting questions, audiovisual study materials, and other resources.

Learn how to use Canvas LMS in the following tutorial.

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Our commitment to continuous education stems from our understanding of traditional education models' limitations for some people in search of lifelong learning. 

The central pillar for our education model is sustainability (social, environmental, economic, governance, design, and innovation) and the added value of experts in the field as well as insights from specific destinations.

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Well-being & Human Development

Environment & Science

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Society, Design & Culture

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Business, Economy, Governance

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Subject Matter Experts (SME's)

Learn & Travel

Travelling and international cultural exchange have always been one of the most edifying and profound ways of learning.  We become aware of the world's diversity and richness; we also gain conscience of our cultural patterns and personal identity construction. Global Studies Institute wants to help you experience some of the concepts, topics, and skills you have learned with live hands-on educational travel. Our short educational excursions will focus on visiting communities, reserves, parks, and places that will showcase many of the courses, contents, and interests that our Lifelong learners' community enjoys.

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Learn about our courses, programs and Learn&Travel opportunities

Aileen Vargas

Amanda Calvo

Pamela Badilla

Diego Arguedas 

Eugenia Yglesias

Felipe Salazar

Giselle Mata

Helen Temple

Ileana Arrieta

Javier Herrera 

Jinan Banna

Josselyn Villalobos

Marianela Castro

Mariano Barrantes

Milagro Camacho

Noel Payne

Sebastián Hernández

Silvana Marranghello

Victor Acosta

Dyan Morales

Jocelyn Timperley

Mariana Elizondo

Sohrab Mabadi

Meet our SME's:

Carla Silva

Yury Yudelevich

Laura Yuré Calvo

Pedro Mancilla

Mauricio Mora

Melania Muñoz

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Guanacaste & Culture

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Limón Cahuita, Manzanillo & Culture

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Boruca Indigenous Community

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National Parks

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Curú Reserve

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Caño Island

We believe in
lifelong learning

Cross border collaboration and knowledge sharing is our passion, purpose, and inspiration. Become part of a global community committed to continuous learning and contribute to knowledge in different fields and topics. Join the Pack!

If you want to understand our community, our experts are more than Subject Matter Experts (SME).   Global Studies Institute's online learning platform responds to our interest in the topics that impact our societies in many fields.  Our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals and interdisciplinary collaboration means optimizing our personal and collective development as learners, professors, partners, and administrators.

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