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EARTH University’s Office of International Academic Relations offers a wide variety of educational programs to satisfy student tastes and your institution’s credit requirements. Programs for graduate-level researchers and professors are also available.

Summary of our programs

Sustainable Summer Sessions (Summer in English)

EARTH University, in partnership with highly respected universities worldwide, offers a unique summer study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica. All four two-week courses are taught in English.

Integrated Study in Spanish

Your students can become a fully integrated EARTH student for an entire semester (15 weeks), learning about agriculture and sustainability in a richly multicultural environment. Intermediate-to-advanced Spanish is required.

Intern Abroad /Pasantias

Students learn by doing in career-focused field projects under the supervision of EARTH faculty. Dates are flexible. Intermediate Spanish is required.

Spanish Learning Courses

Students can enhance their Spanish as a supplement to any of the above or as a standalone Spanish as a Second Language program.

Faculty Development Program

These custom programs for faculty members are designed to expound on EARTH’s academic model of student-centered and experiential learning. English and Spanish instruction are available.

Sabbatical, Guest Lecture or Joint Research Project

EARTH offers ample facilities to accommodate foreign professors interested in teaching or conducting research at EARTH for a fixed time.

Customizable & Faculty-Led Programs

For academic institutions in need of courses covering particular topics – in Spanish, English or both – or meeting specific needs, we offer tailor-made programs, which can be led by visiting faculty, EARTH professors or a combination of the two.

About EARTH University

Since 1990, EARTH University’s innovative educational approach has been preparing young people from Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and other regions to contribute to the sustainable development of their home communities while constructing a prosperous and just global society.

Students, staff, professors and their families both live and work on our tropical campus in the Costa Rican rainforest, creating a strong community and support network that is invested in student success.

During our rigorous four-year undergraduate program in agricultural science, EARTH’s international faculty provides a world-class techno-scientific education with heart – one that emphasizes collective values, ethical entrepreneurship and social-environmental commitment. In short, EARTH provides the education necessary to positively impact our planet.

200+ study abroad students per year
400+ full-time students from 40+ countries around the world
Languaje of instruction: Spanish & English
25+ years of experience in international education and sustainability
International faculty from
19 contries

About Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a global leader in green economics and sustainable development. Unique ecological and social conditions make Costa Rica a wonderful open-air laboratory for the study of urban and rural sustainability. With an extraordinary wealth of natural resources, highly educated population, long commitment to peace and human rights and innovative environmental policies, Costa Rica has fervently pursued an egalitarian and sustainable development – and even aims to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country by 2021.

#1 destination in Latin America for U.S. students studying abroad (Open Doors)
#1 education system in Latin America (World Economic Forum)
Safest country in Latin America (Latin Business Chronicles)
Happiest country in the world (Happy Planet Index)
Boasts 5% of the planet biodiversity
Produced 98% of its electricity from renewable sources in 2016
Abolished its military in 1948
Home to astonishing dormant and active volcanoes

Our Partners

We’ve provided experiential and transformative educational programs for students and/or professors of the following institutions:

1890 Land Grant Institutions Bonn University Bradley University
Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis Cal Poly Chatham University
College Track Colorado State University Delaware State University
IES Abroad International Center for Development Studies Iowa State University
IRUDESCA ( ISEP Kellogg Community College
Kentucky University Lake Forest College Leiden University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Michigan State University North Carolina State University
North Central College Northwestern Michigan College Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
NuMundo Ohio State University Penn State University
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador Quinnipiac University St Lawrence University
St. Bonaventure University TEC de Monterrey Tennessee State University
The University of Liège Tuskegee University Universidad Autónoma de Baja California
Universidad Autónoma de Nicaragua Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas
Universidad de El Salvador Universidad de Navarra Universidad de Puerto Rico
Universidad Espíritu Santo Universidad La Salle Universidad Libre de Colombia
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas Universidad Rafael Landívar Universidad San Carlos
Universidad Técnica Nacional, Facultad San Nicolás University of Arizona University of British Columbia
University of California – Berkeley University of California – Davis University of Florida
University of Illinois, Springfield University of Maryland Eastern Shore University of Michigan
University of Missouri University of Wisconsin-Madison University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Virginia Tech Wageningen University Washington University
Western Illinois University Westwood College Williams College
World Food Prize

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