EARTH University Programs
The Office of International Academic Relations (RAI) at EARTH University offers a series of programs that contribute to the international academic development of students...
EARTH University Reviews
Tackling Environmental Issues
Submitted by Jianelli - UC Davis | July 12, 2018
This class was very fun and informational! The professors were so friendly and helpful, and knew so much about their field. It was very refreshing to have a class structured in a low-stress environment, since it emphasized actually learning the information.
The trips to Tarcoles River and Isla Tortuga were amazing experiences that I will never forget. Irene did a wonderful job at explaining all the environmental issues we were seeing first-hand, and it was so eye-opening to witness the problems I am studying happening in real life. There was a perfect balance of work and recreation tied into the trips and the course, which I really appreciated.
The trips around the campus areas did seem a little long, however (though they were informational.) I might have liked to split up the organic farm tour into maybe 2 days.
Overall, I had a great experience learning at EARTH University!
Submitted by Carolyn Duong - University of California, Santa Barbara | July 12, 2018
This study abroad program is a great experience for students who have little experience with studying abroad. The academic model that Earth University follows not only allows for hands-on, but encourages students to think in ways that are not typical of a classroom. This immersive study abroad experience gives students the opportunity to live, dine, and study like an Earth student while learning Costa Rican culture.
Submitted by fernie - UC Merced | July 12, 2018
I really enjoyed my stay here, the diversity is substantial and the sense of community made it feel all that much better. From the beautiful greenery, to the amazing wildlife, the staff is great and very welcoming. the food is great and the students are extremely welcoming, they never leaver you out and make the effort to approach you to make you feel at home. I speak Spanish so I had no trouble with the language barrier, for other students it might have been some problems but it was not too much of a big deal.
Submitted by Chantel Everett - Cal Poly Pomona | July 12, 2018
My time in Costa Rica was amazing. Irene, Jane, Ricardo and Luis made this one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to meet people from all over the world and learn more spanish! High school taught me a lot that I got to use here and that was great. Living in the dorms was a culture-shock experience but it was nice to see all that EARTH does for other countries by educating their youth to providing resources for the locals.
Good program, friendly people, hands on learning
Submitted by Allie - Cal Poly SLO | July 12, 2018
at EARTH you will have the opportunity to see lots of biodiversity, engage with students from over 40 countries, and see various methods of sustainable energy and waste. EARTH has a pool, small gym, cafeteria, game room, river to swim in, banana packing plants, cows, pigs, and so much more. Everyone you meet here will be friendly and inviting. They are accomdating to dietary restrictions and the staff are all very friendly. The campus is overall very ecofriendly and clean. However, be prepared for bugs, lots of rice and beans, heat, rain, and no hot water! EARTH is a great school!!