Kumsa Maphalala, 18, hails from the Big Island of the Hawaiian archipelago, where she grew up on a sustainable, hectare-large family farm, surrounded by well-loved sheep, goats and cows. Her idyllic, earth-rooted upbringing formed her appreciation for organic agriculture and her desire to ‘pay it forward’ whenever possible.
Evan (USA) interned at EARTH while earning an undergraduate degree in sustainable agriculture from Massey University in New Zealand. He later became a member of our master’s degree cohort!
Jamie (USA) spent a ‘gap semester’ at EARTH after graduating with an animal science degree from North Carolina A&T State University
Alice (France), a recent graduate from the Institute of Political Science of Paris, completed a two-month practical internship at EARTH’s Integrated Organic Farm.
María (Mexico), during a break in her studies at Tecnológico de Monterrey, did a month-long internship at EARTH’s Peri-Urban Farm.
Gino (The Netherlands) spent a few months away from HAS University of Applied Sciences to be at EARTH. He spent his internship making improvements to the growing systems in the Peri-Urban Farm and even drafting blueprints for an on-site research facility.
Gabby (USA), while a senior at Smyrna High School in Delaware, conducted research on the Integrated Animal Farm, participating on a project to evaluate milk production and the overall health of different crossbreeds of cattle commonly found in Costa Rica.
Maria (USA), student at Michigan State University, learned about sustainability in a hands-on internship.
Fiorella (Ecuador), una estudiante de ingeniería ambiental de la Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo en Guayaquil, tenía que realizar 600 horas de trabajo pre profesional. Decidió en una pasantía en la EARTH.
Each year we receive around 200 – 250 students, through our partnerships with universities around the world, who come in groups to participate in our short-term, customized and faculty-led, study-abroad programs to gain hands-on experience and expand their intercultural understanding.