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UF in Costa Rica - EARTH
Gaucimo, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A,
Summer B,
Summer C
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Budget Sheets Summer A,
Summer B,
Summer C
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Level:
Undergraduate
Language Requirement:
None
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Language of Instruction:
English
Program Advisor: Andrea Harris
Type of Credit:
Transfer
UF Course Registration: ALS 4404
Open to non-UF students:
Yes
Program Type:
UF Sponsored
College:
Agricultural and Life Sciences
Participating Colleges: University-wide
Program Description:

UF in Costa Rica - EARTH

Sustainable Agriculture and Development
Session I:May 17 - June 13
Session II:June 21 - July 18

About the Program

Several premier U.S. universities and EARTH University in Costa Rica have come together to create a unique study abroad program. This program is hosted by EARTH University, a world-leader in sustainability. Prepare to expand your cultural boundaries, place yourself ahead of the curve as a professional and return to your country ready to make a difference. This program consists of two 3-week sessions during Summer A that can be taken separately or together.

Program Highlights

  • Work with students from several defferent US universitites.
  • Make global contacts; EARTH represents people from over 30 different countries.
  • Immerse yourself in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.

Excursions

Excursions include a visit to EARTH University's La Flor campus in northwest Costa Rica near the Pacific Ocean. You will also have the opportunity to visit volcanoes, rainforests, and beachees.

Housing

You will be housed in residence halls on EARTH University's campuses.

Eligibility/Requirements

  • open to all majors
  • GPA requirement vary by college
  • students in good standing
 
Engage Local Communities to Implement Sustainable Practices & Environmental Stewardship

Apply Your Knowledge and Personal Skills to Improve the Quality of Life in Rural Communities.

Be Trained by Professionals at one of the Most Prestigious Institutions Devoted to Sustainability in the World.


Course Information

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Each course will earn 3 transfer credits of ALS 4404

Session 1 Courses:
- Tropical Forest Carbon Management: Tools for Protecting Rain Forests and Mitigating Climate Change
(Michigan State University)

- Making Agriculture Sustainable: Understanding Challenges and Finding Solutions
(EARTH University)

Session 2 Courses:
- Engaging Rural Communities: Tools and Methodologies for Sustainable Development
(UF's Dr. Culen)

- Tackling Enviromental Issues: How ot Measure, Manage and Mitigate our Impact
(EARTH University)

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program.
UFIC recommends that you speak with your financial aid advisor about your financial aid eligibility for study abroad. More information can be found at Student Financial Affairs.

2015 Undergraduate Program Fees:
Program fee for session I or II - $5,151
Program fee for both sessions - $9,876

A $300 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses. Deferment decision will be based on the amount of aid to be received.

What's Included:

Tuition, room and board, on-campus services (e.g., access to recreation facilities and library), local transportation, and administration fees, international health insurance, and medical emergency assistance.

What's Not Included:

Round-trip airfare, additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Andrea Kim
352-273-1524
akim@ufic.ufl.edu

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Jerry Culen
352-273-3525

grculen@ufl.edu

 

 



 
This program is currently not accepting applications.