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11th INEX Summer University

Sustainable Development in Costa Rica

The UNESCO-awarded study abroad program
on sustainability management.

“A life-changing experience. Eye-opening and rewarding.
I recommend INEX programs to every high-aiming student.”
Lukas Mayer, Student of ISU 2007


A one-month academic program at ULACIT University packed with courses on sustainability management, Spanish language training, workshops with international organizations, excursions, travel and opportunities for contextual learning in Costa Rica.

Please note that we are currently working on a new set up for our programs in Central America. After 12 programs in Costa Rica and Panama we are taking time to evaluate new partners and new innovative concepts. We will not have a program in Latin America in 2012 but would love to welcome you at one of our other initiatives.

Program Dates
ISU 07.2011: 05 Jul – 01 Aug 2011
Application Deadline (more)
15 May 2011
(25 May for applications from students of selected partners, or with reference to INEX Ambassadors)
Apply as soon as possible – we nominate on a first come first served basis.

Courses (more)
2 academic courses on:
– Sustainable Development Mgmt
– Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
– Workshops and guest lectures
– Spanish language courses (mini-groups)
– Intercultural session
at Latin American University of Science and Technology (ULACIT)

Activities (more)
– Numerous excursions and visits
– Social activities
– Weekend travel around Costa Rica

Students’ Diaries (more)
Read what former participants have to say about our program – their views and experiences of daily happenings.

Program Fee (more)
Euro 1.900
Early Bird Special: Apply before 25 February and pay Euro 50 less.
The fee includes the entire course program, Spanish courses, courseware, excursions and visits, board and accommodation at selected host families, air port transfers, etc.Language and Location
English; knowledge of Spanish is optional
San José, Costa Rica

depending on home institution, 4 ECTS 
credits per course based on 30 contact hours,
100 workload hours per course

Application (more)
For a successful application please complete the online application form and upload all required documents.



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The program aims at creating a holistic learning experience in the field of sustainable development and has recently been awarded by the Austrian Commission for UNESCO for its contribution to the “UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development“.

Status: 21 January 2011. Subject to change without prior notice.