Wednesday, February 19, 2014

EARTH Consortium

I wanted to share this awesome summer opportunity with you that I mentioned in class yesterday.  Penn State recently joined Consortium EARTH and can now offer a unique summer experience at EARTH University in tropical Costa Rica!  

 Learn about sustainable agriculture; the trade-offs between carbon, climate and livelihoods; community outreach, leadership and engagement; and about rural tourism as a development strategy.  The philosophy of EARTH University is “learning by doing”, therefore each course involves lots of hands-on activities such as working in a rainforest reserve, visiting local communities and farmers, and touring local businesses.

There are two one-month sessions, and you can earn 6 credits at each session.  The $4,000 price tag includes the cost of tuition, room and board, and all activities.   This is actually a pretty great deal, considering it includes the cost of tuition AND room and board!  (If you stayed on campus and took 6 credits, the credits alone would be $4,200!)

The deadline for application is March 1.  You can find the application, along with more information on the Consortium EARTH website.

Please let me know if you are interested and I can get you additional information and answer any questions.  This is a fantastic opportunity!

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