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Conference on Sustainability and International Education

March 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Conference on Sustainability and International EducationExchange knowledge and experiences about the current trends in international education and sustainability and contribute to building stronger study abroad programs for your students.
March 5-7, 2018 at EARTH University in Guácimo, Limón, Costa Rica

Register by January 4, 2018!


The Conference on Sustainability and International Education will explore the added value of international study programs in higher education, particularly related to the theme of sustainability.

During the conference, participants will be introduced to activities and pedagogies that EARTH uses in its study abroad programs to strengthen students’ understanding of sustainability, among other social ideals. Using real-life cases, we will look critically and collectively at educating about sustainability issues, including our food system, energy production and global transportation – exploring the economic, social and environmental impact of such human activities. Our goal is to grow students’ interest, critical engagement and alternative considerations – thus creating a profound and transformative learning experience.

The lively conference will feature active discussions and outdoor activities, including ones in which EARTH professors and staff will provide a taste of all EARTH offers to study abroad students who come to our campus, nearby enterprises and surrounding communities.

About the host

EARTH University collaborates with many international partners to introduce their students to diverse cultural realities through study abroad programs, creating added value for their curricula. EARTH’s customized short-term international programs provide students with transformative experiences that broaden their horizons and expand their environmental and social consciousness. For more information about EARTH’s Office of International Academic Relations, click here.
Who should register?

Study abroad professionals, international educators, and faculty and staff members interested in sustainability and global education.
Average cost

Item Cost
One night in Parque del Lago $75
Round-trip transportation between San José and EARTH FREE
Two nights in EARTH Hotel $110
Conference FREE
Food at EARTH $66
Plant a Tree, Sustainability Support (Optional) $250
Total: $501

**Not included: round-trip airline ticket, food in San José and souvenirs

Reservations and recommendations

Fly in

It is recommended participants fly into Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO) on March 4, 2018. If you would like to participate in one of our pre-conference tours please ask us for when to arrive”


o Recommended lodging is at Parque del Lago Hotel in San José, Costa Rica. Cost (breakfast included) is U.S. $75 for a single or double room.
o The Parque del Lago Hotel provides airport-to-hotel shuttle service. To reserve, please send an email to inforai@earth.ac.cr with your itinerary details.
o If you would like to lodge somewhere else, please arrange to arrive at Parque del Lago Hotel early on March 5, as transportation to EARTH University will depart at 7:30 a.m.
o Meals are not included during pre-conference. Please ask us for San José dining recommendations.
o Select tours of Costa Rica are available.


o EARTH Hotel costs U.S. $55 per night per person.
o Meals at EARTH (from lunch on May 5 through lunch on May 7) cost U.S. $66 total
o Departure time from EARTH to San José is 1 p.m. March 7. Travel time is three hours.


o You will return to Downtown San José around 4 p.m. March 7. We suggest you schedule your departure for March 8.
o We can book your stay at Parque del Lago Hotel, if you’d like. Please remember to include this information in the registration form.

Fly out

o We suggest you schedule your departure from SJO for March 8 at any time.

All payments must be made through https://www.earth.ac.cr/en/support-earth/pago-de-matricula-tipo-de-curso/ by February 4, 2018.

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Personal information
Mailing address:
Academic information
Please describe your experience in sustainability and/or international education:
Do you want to stay at Parque del Lago before the conference? (Rate: U.S. $75 for single and double room)*
When will you check in? (Check out will be planned for March 5.)*
Do you want to book a single room or you are going to share with a colleague?*
Please write the name of the person with whom are you going to share the room. *
Gender preference.
My gender is:

Do you want to stay at Parque del Lago after the conference – the night of March 7, 2018? (Rate: U.S. $75 for single and double room)*
Do you want to book a single room or you are going to share with a colleague?
Please write the name of the person with whom are you going to share the room. *
I do not have gender preference.
My gender is:
Are you interested in a tour? Click the one(s) you’d like to book.
Pre-conference tours:
Post-conference tour:
Emergency Contact Information
Contact Name:*
Relationship to you:
Phone (cell):
Phone (home):
Email address:*
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*The event’s only costs for participants are food and lodging – there is no conference fee. For participants wishing to support environmental sustainability efforts, a U.S. $250 donation is recommended – allowing you (or your institution/department) to plant a tree on EARTH University’s campus and have your name adorn a permanent placard. Various housing options exist, and all conference meals will be served at the University cafeteria, known for its farm-to-table cuisine. Participants are responsible for booking their flights to and from Costa Rica.

For more information contact us at inforai@earth.ac.cr


March 5, 2018 8:00 am
March 7, 2018 5:00 pm
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Universidad EARTH, Guácimo
Campus, Guácimo, Limón Costa Rica