EARTH builds international educational partnerships

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: June 18th, 2018

Attracting around 11,000 participants, the NAFSA fair is one of the most important reunions of international educators. The Philadelphia (USA)-based conference took place May 27 to June 1 and featured more than 3,500 institutions and educational organizations from across the globe, including EARTH University.

EARTH collaborated with PROCOMER (Costa Rica’s exportation promotions agency) and other national universities to cement the tropical country’s image as the smart choice for where to pursue higher education, attend short courses, and learn Spanish as a foreign language.

“NAFSA is a networking platform allowing universities to get together with their counterparts, not only from the USA but from the world over. In just a week, one can build excellent relationships, discover new trends, learn of the internationalization of educational services that other countries are doing, and, above all, position Costa Rica,” Álvaro Piedra, export director at PROCOMER, said to Summa magazine.

According to Open Doors’ 2017 “U.S. Study Abroad Data”, Costa Rica ranks No. 1 on the list of Latin American destinations and No. 9 globally.

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“The NAFSA conference is an excellent way to catch up with our existing partners in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Through my participation as a country representative within the Latin American Forum and giving a poster presentation, I met many new people, explained Costa Rica to them, and talked about just how special EARTH University is as a study abroad destination. Many potential university partners were interested in exploring a collaboration with EARTH, particularly sending their students and faculty to our campus,” said Nico Evers, director of the Office of International Academic Relations (RAI) at EARTH. “We firmly believe that the international students who leave our campus after a study abroad experience do so with greater socio-environmental consciousness and the tools to engage global challenges to sustainable development.”