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1 Earth Education International Costa Rica Experiential Learning in Sustainable Global Stewardship

2 About Us Description: An experiential learning organization in Costa Rica providing interdisciplinary courses & programs in sustainability, environmental studies & social responsibility. We work in partnership with educational institutions globally, and support and promote sustainable initiatives locally. Earth Education International Offerings: Summer/Winter courses: Deep Ecology & Sustainable Living Spring semester: Sustainable Global Stewardship Various study tours Visiting Arenal Volcano

3 Semester Course Offerings Earth Education International Sustainability & Service-Learning [3 units undergraduate or graduate credit] Environment & Conservation in the Tropics [3 units undergraduate or graduate credit] Costa Rican Culture Immersion [3 units undergraduate or graduate credit] Elementary --or-- Intermediate Spanish [3 units undergraduate credit] Directed Study (approval required) [Optional 3 units of undergraduate or graduate credit]

4 General Info & Prerequisites Earth Education International Prerequisites: Completed application by deadline Minimum GPA of 2.5 Completion of 15 semester credits (or prior approval) Personal attributes for a safe & positive experience General Information: Open to students from ANY campus Suitable for ALL majors No Spanish required Undergraduate or graduate credit available Class time includes field study & volunteer work

5 Academic Partners Earth Education International U.S. Partner Campuses Humboldt State University (CA) & SUNY-Fredonia (NY) Costa Rica Partner Campus University of San José, San Ramón Campus Field study & volunteer work: (Costa Rica, Nicaragua) Government agencies, universities, local community projects, cooperatives, etc.

6 Costa Rica Earth Education International San Ramón

7 Earth Education International Location: Western edge of Central Valley Population: Approx. 60,000 Elevation: 1,000 mts. (3,500 ft.) above sea level Climate: Av. high 24°C/75°F, av. low 16°C/60°F Facilities: University of San José, San Ramón campus Housing: Homestays, walking distance to campus.

8 Field Study Earth Education International Possible Field Sites: National Parks & other conservation areas Agriculture & land use sites Renewable energy projects Sustainable businesses Regional cultural sites Local communities Ecotourism facilities

9 Sample Volunteer Work Options Earth Education International Community conservation project Community recycling center Environmental education Sustainable agriculture Biological field station Low income housing Organic coffee farm Social work

10 Cultural Exchange Earth Education International The Homestay Experience Culture & Language Immersion

11 Costs Earth Education International Comprehensive program fee includes: Personal & emergency support Use of local university facilities Field site & volunteer costs Activities & cultural events Medical/travel insurance Lodging & most meals Academic credit Not Included: International transport Personal expenses

12 Conclusion Earth Education International Immersion in Latin culture & Spanish (no Spanish required) Hands-on experience working on sustainable projects One of the lowest-cost programs available anywhere Academic credit toward your degree Additional volunteer opportunities Significant class time in the field Enhanced career opportunities Extensive regional travel

13 For More Information Earth Education International World Wide Web Phone U.S. Voice Mail: 1(805) Costa Rica: (011)+506/


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