Isu Costa Rica 07 2010 Info Sheet
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  • 1. 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 Costa Rica. 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.