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UF in Costa Rica - EARTH
Gaucimo, Costa Rica
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:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer B 2014 02/28/2014 Expired Deadline 02/28/2014 06/20/2014 07/19/2014
Summer A 2014 02/28/2014 Expired Deadline 02/28/2014 05/16/2014 06/14/2014
Summer C 2014 02/28/2014 Expired Deadline 02/28/2014 05/16/2014 07/19/2014

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Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Level: Undergraduate Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: None
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
Program Advisor: Andrea Harris Click here for a definition of this term Type of Credit: Transfer
UF Course Registration: ALS 4404 Click here for a definition of this term Open to non-UF students: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: UF Sponsored Click here for a definition of this term College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
Participating Colleges: University-wide
Program Description:

UF in Costa Rica - EARTH

Sustainable Agriculture and Development
Session I: May 18 - June 14, 2014
Session II: June 22 - July, 2014

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 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.


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


  • 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

Total Number of Credits Offered: 6 each session, 12 total.

Session 1 Courses:

- Carbon, Climate, and Livelihoods in Tropical Agro-Forestry Systems
(Michigan State University)

- Making Agriculture Sustainable
(EARTH University)

Session 2 Courses:

- Investigating Community Issues: Empowering Citizens to Improve Quality of Life & the Environment
(UF's Dr. Culen)

- Rural Tourism: Finding Sustainability for Rural Areas
(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.

2014 Undergraduate Program Fees:
One session, 6 credits- $4,908
Two sessions, 12 credits- $9,390

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 Harris

Faculty Program Director
Dr. Jerry Culen



This program is currently not accepting applications.