Guácimo, Costa Rica — Today EARTH University inaugurates its 29th academic year, opening its doors to a new class of 113 changemakers. For the second time in its history, the University has assembled a cohort with more women than men – 57 to 56, respectively – helping the Institution take another step toward its goal of gender parity.
Hailing from 31 developing nations, the newly arrived students are integrated into EARTH’s entire student body. The countries represented in the Class of 2018-2021 are Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, the Dominican Republic, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Somaliland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
During their four years of agronomical study at EARTH, students build and reinforce their knowledge of tropical crops, cutting-edge agricultural technology, added-value entrepreneurship, animal production, renewable energies, and the integrated management of waste and natural resources, among other topics.
Browse photos of our first week and welcome the new students here.