This program offers five intensive summer sessions, each exploring a unique approach to sustainability. Students will recieve three U.S. academic credits for each 14-day course session. 

Join international peers, research partners and renowned professors to learn about critical global sustainability issues and gain access to projects and practices employed on EARTH University’s campus, as well as at numerous notable sites throughout Costa Rica! 

Interested students are encouraged to register for multiple course sessions. 

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Course Description

Sustainable Summer Session course descriptions and syllabi can be found below and in the program schedule for Summer 2019. Courses involve lectures, participatory activities and field visits. Interested students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions. When submitting your application please check the "add on" box for each course session in which you wish to enroll. 

2019 Session-Specific Dates: 

Tropical Forest Carbon Management

     Arrival on May 11 - Departure on May 25 (applications closed for summer 2019)

Making Agriculture Sustainable 

     Arrival on May 26 - Departure on June 8 (applications closed for summer 2019)

Engaging Rural Communities 

     Arrival on June 16 - Departure on June 29 (accepting applications until April 15 for summer 2019)

Tackling Environmental Issues

     Arrival on June 30 - Departure on July 13 (accepting applications until May 1 for summer 2019)

Food, Energy and Water Systems

     Arrival on July 14 - Departure on July 27 (accepting applications until May 1 for summer 2019)

 

NOTE: The ISEP Direct fee listed for Summer 2019 is the program fee for one 14-day course session. Students participating in multiple sessions will receive a discount for each additional session. Please contact your ISEP Student Advisor with any additional questions.

  Total Program Fee Tuition Housing  Meals
Two Weeks $3,350 $2,400 $550 $400
Four Weeks $5,700 $3,850 $1,100 $750
Six Weeks $8,100 $5,300 $1,650 $1,150
Eight Weeks $10,500 $6,700 $2,250 $1,550
Ten Weeks  $12,900               $8,150   $2,800    $1,950

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Agriculture: Recommended!

    Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture International Agriculture

  • Engineering:

    Agricultural Engineering Water Resources Engineering

  • Natural Resources/Conservation: Recommended!

    Environmental Science Forestry Sustainability Studies

  • Physical Sciences Recommended!

    Hydrology and Water Resources Science

  • Social Sciences Recommended!

    Anthropology

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • LPR Required
  • LPR Writing Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Reading Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Listening Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
  • LPR Speaking Score: B2 - Intermediate High-Advanced
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Interested students are encouraged to register for multiple sessions. When completing your application please check the "add on" box for each course session in which you wish to enroll. 

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