EARTH University Consortium Sustainable Summer Sessions

About the Program

EARTH University has partnered with renowned U.S. universities to offer this unique study abroad opportunity in Costa Rica. Students have the option of selecting from four 2-week intensive courses that focus on critical, global environmental issues and sustainability methods in agriculture or community development and provide students with hands-on experiential learning. Gain knowledge and training from professionals, researchers and professors from around the globe while immersing yourself in one of the most biodiverse countries in the world.

Intern Abroad: Students at EARTH have the opportunity to participate in a month-long professional or research internship as part of their experience. These opportunities are designed to give students international competency and practical experience and learn about alternative production systems, organic agriculture and innovative recycling systems. Please note that an internmediate level of Spanish is required and costs for the internship opportunity are separate from the summer program fees.  

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

Further details about the Consortium for Sustainability Summer Program

Partner Institution
E.A.R.T.H. University
Program Dates

2-week sessions that run from mid-May to mid-July

Country
  • Costa Rica
Area(s) of study
Applied BiologyArtsBiologyEnvironmental ScienceForestryLand and Food Systems
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018

Course Credits

3 to 12 credits.  

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or intensive language courses. Please speak to a departmental advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

* Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's 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 and Fees

You will pay tuition directly to the partner institution for this program. 

The partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice (you can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button). If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution. 
  3. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  4. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of their programs:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $321.75 if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Partner Institution
E.A.R.T.H. University
Program Dates

2-week sessions that run from mid-May to mid-July

Country
  • Costa Rica
Area(s) of study
Applied BiologyArtsBiologyEnvironmental ScienceForestryLand and Food Systems
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
Application deadline
  • February 1, 2018