EARTH University has created a program for college students and professionals to gain hands-on experience in community development by working in neighboring communities located in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica.
Participants from different academic backgrounds will work under the supervision of EARTH faculty currently engaged in community development initiatives.
Students and professionals will work in close collaboration with local residents on a regular basis and learn:
Applicants should have an intermediate level of Spanish and be able to communicate their ideas.
The program lasts a minimum of 4 weeks and can be extended depending on your goals and time availability.
Typical categories of community engagement are:
Gender and income generation
Education for youngsters
Public health and nutrition
Local leadership and social capital
Corporate social responsibility
“I made lifelong friends, learned a new language, got to work in a small, local community and see how the people there live, work in the fields, and change as a person.”
Samantha J, Colorado