10th INEX Summer University in Costa Rica 07.2010 (more)
The UNESCO-awarded study abroad program on sustainable development.
Program Dates Courses (more) Activities (more)
05 July to 02 August 2010
2 academic courses (6-8 ECTS) on Banana plantation, Caribbean culture
Application Deadline o Sustainable Development and Cahuita national park
25 April 2010 o Corporate Social Responsibility Arenal volcano, rainforest, canopy ride
Program Fee (more) Workshops and guest lectures with high Manuel Antonio national park and the
Euro 1.900,--, including all listed program level speakers (incl. candidate for vice- Pacific Coast
components presidency, ministers, academics and Café Doka and Poas volcano
representatives of business)
How to apply (more) Rafting at Pacuare river
online at www.inex.org, open for Intensive Spanish language courses Dancing classes
University students and alumni
Intercultural session Accommodation with host families
A one-month academic program at ULACIT University packed with an intensive Spanish course,
workshops with local organizations, excursions, travel and opportunities for contextual learning in
The INEX Summer University in Costa Rica is the premier Contextual learning is facilitated through thematically
study experience in Central America and a leading fitting excursions, social activities and weekend travel to
program in learning about sustainability. In 2010, for the the most exciting places in Costa Rica. This includes,
tenth time, INEX will send students to Costa Rica (a amongst others, visits to coffee and banana plantations,
country famed for its eco-tourism and natural beauty) and national parks and rain forest reserves on both coasts.
immerses them into the Latin American reality of social, Canopy rides trough the rain forest and rafting down
ecological and economical development. Pacuare river will serve as bonding experiences and
prepare participants for group work and beyond.
Two academic courses at Universidad Latinoamericana de
Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) form the core of the For a better understanding of the country and its people
program. There the participants are introduced to all students will live with host families, enjoy typical food
concepts and implications of sustainability and address and be part of the local community. Intercultural training
the role of business, policies and impacts and an intensive Spanish language
on modern life. Expected guest speakers training at ULACIT guarantee improved
for these sessions include Costa Rica’s skills for interaction.
minister of the environment Roberto
As of September 2009 the Austrian
Dobles and other high level individuals.
Commission for UNESCO awarded the
Credits received can be transferred to
INEX Summer University program for its
students' home universities.
contribution to the United Nations
Knowledge exchanges with international Decade of Education for Sustainable
organizations (UNESCO, FES) and the Development.
corporate world adds local perspectives
and best-practice examples.