Overview

E.A.R.T.H. University

City: Guacimo, Limon
Language of instruction: English, Spanish
  • Located in Guácimo, Limón, Costa Rica
  • A private, international, non-profit university
  • Dedicated to education in the agricultural sciences and natural resources in order to contribute to sustainable development in the tropics by seeking a balance between agricultural production and environmental preservation
  • 400+ enrolled from 41 different countries
  • Programs in Spanish and English
  • Students engage in weekly field experiences, business operations, and a 3rd-year international internship, allowing them to test and build upon the knowledge they have been acquiring

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Partner university's areas of study

ForestryLand and Food Systems

Notes on Language of Instruction

  • Majority of classes are taught in Spanish
  • As of 2017, EARTH will offer a spring semester in English

ELIGIBILITY AND TIMING

Terms offered

Term 1Term 2Full year Term 1 + 2 (UBC Term 1 start)Summer

Who can go?

  • LFS and Forestry students only

Term dates

  • Term 1: Early September - Late December
  • Term 2: Mid-January - Early May
  • Summer: Mid May - Late July

Summer program

Courses + Transfer Credits

Credits

Course equivalency formula

  • 32 credit for two trimesters
  • 49 for full year

Passing grade

7 or A=Pass

Credit transfer process

The transfer credit process takes approximately 16 weeks following each submission deadline.  You should allow sufficient time to meet important deadlines that may affect you (e.g., application for graduation, registration in courses that require prerequisites that you took on exchange, entry to a major/honours program, etc.)

Information about the transfer credit portal.

Course Information

* Students who have special requirements or require academic accommodation should contact a Go Global advisor regarding their needs at least six weeks prior to the application deadline.

Type of Go Global Experiences

Study abroad (pay to partner university)

Partner Course Information

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 3 years. If you don't see a course you need listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while on exchange.

* Areas of study at partner universities are subject to change. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partners' websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver

Applied Science (Architecture and Landscape Architecture)
UBC course: APBI 4th
Title: Irrigation and drainage
Partner course code: IGA 402
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
Arts
UBC course: SPAN 3rd
Title: Introduction to Latin-American Reality
Partner course code: HUM 201
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
Commerce
UBC course: FRE 302
Title: Finances
Partner course code: EMP 403s
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2016-01-04
Environmental Health
UBC course: APBI 4th
Title: Waste Management
Partner course code: IGA 401
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
Forestry
UBC course: FRST 3rd
Title: Tropical Forest Carbon Management: Tools for Protecting Rain Forests and Mitigating Climate Change
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
UBC course: FRST 4th
Title: Making Agriculture Sustainable: Understanding Challenges and Finding Solutions
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: APBI 2nd
Title: Topography Techniques
Partner course code: EXP 206
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: APBI 328
Title: Weed Science
Partner course code: CUL 203
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date: 2013-10-16
UBC course: APBI 360
Title: Applied ecology
Partner course code: CIE 301
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: APBI 3rd
Title: Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Partner course code: PRA 301
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: APBI 3rd
Title: Management and Soil conservation
Partner course code: SUE 302
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: APBI 4th
Title: Tropical Crop Management
Partner course code: CUL 103
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-09-18
UBC course: APBI 4th
Title: Physiological and postharvest systems
Partner course code: AGI 301
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: APBI 4th
Title: Sustainable Agricultural System
Partner course code: PRA 301
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: APBI 4th
Title: Banana Farms Administration
Partner course code: CUL 408
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: GRS 397A
Title: Independent Study
Partner course code: IE 6007
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: GRS 3rd
Title: Community Work Module
Partner course code: EXP 301
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-10-24
UBC course: LFS 302
Title: Community Experience
Partner course code: EXP 208
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: LFS 302a
Title: Work Experience: Integrated Organic Farm
Partner course code: EXP 203
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
UBC course: apbi 418
Title: Fish culture
Partner course code: PRA 403
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
Science
UBC course: APBI 490
Title: Renewable Energies for Agriculture
Partner course code: RCN 405
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
Social Work
UBC course: LFS 302
Title: Community experience
Partner course code: EXP 208
Language of instruction: Spanish
Evaluated date:
Tuition, Fees and Awards

Exchange tuition

  • Cost per trimester is US$5467 USD and includes the following:
  • Room and board, a minimum of 12 credit hours, participation in field trips, student guide, institutional services (library, bank, communications, gift shop, transportation EARTH to San Jose, laundry, medical services, 24 hour campus security, extensive grounds and parks, wireless connections, etc.)
  • Amount does not include airline tickets, ground transportation from airport, airport transportation, personal expenses, international medical insurance, or Spanish tutoring

Scholarships + awards

The Go Global award $1000

All students accepted to Go Global for Exchange, Research Abroad, or Study Abroad programs are automatically considered for this award. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you'll be notified of your award after you're accepted to Go Global and after you get nominated to apply to the partner university.

Additional awards

Students who are eligible for awards may receive one UBC or UBC-affiliated international learning award. If you're eligible, you are always offered the highest-value award. Unless stated otherwise, you need to meet eligibility criteria set out by the University Senate regarding awards.

Check out international learning awards and eligibility.

Information for US students

If you are a student from the United States, please check the US Department of Education Lookup Tool to ensure that any partner institution you wish to attend on Exchange is Title IV ‘eligible’ forFederal Student Aid for the year in which you intend to study there. For institutions outside of the US, select “Foreign Country” from the “State” dropdown menu.

If you attend an eligible institution, then you may receive Title IV federal student loans while on Exchange.

If you attend an ineligible institution:

  • You will not be eligible for US federal student loans,
  • You may invalidate any US student aid you have previously received for your studies at UBC,
  • You may be required to immediately begin repaying your US student loans, and
  • You may not be eligible for any future US student aid for the remainder of your studies at UBC.
Housing

Types of accommodation available

On-campus

Housing notes

  • Do not apply for housing prior to being matched by Go Global to EARTH university 
  • If you are successfully matched to EARTH, then you will receive instructions about housing and accommodations

Information of Accommodation

How to applyBack to UBCO