mapHow to Apply

We are looking for future leaders, motivated individuals and all students who are eager to learn and make a change.
You are looking for an outstanding learning experience? Then CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT THE ONLINE APPLICATION FORM. Further information on the ISU Costa Rica can be found below.


We strongly recommend to apply as early as possible. At the latest, please make sure to submit the online application until the following dates.

ISU Costa Rica 07.2011 (July 2011 program):
15 May 2011
(25 May 2011 for applications from students of selected partners, or with reference to an INEX Ambassador)

Application procedure

Application is fast and convenient through our online application system. For a successful procedure you are required to complete the online application form and to upload the following files:

  • a one-page essay (in English language) describing how you want to contribute to a sustainable development (daily routines, projects that you would like to implement, positions you want to hold or held already, etc.)
  • curriculum vitae
  • grade transcript of home university
  • photo of yourself (for participants page and student ID card)
  • scanned version of the picture page of your passport

By submitting your application online you agree to the INEX General Terms and Conditions and automatically start the nomination process. You acknowledge that your application is binding and that the INEX Withdrawal or Deferral Refund Policy applies from the moment of submission. This means that you can withdraw from your application without cost until your nomination has been sent. From the moment of nomination a cancellation fee of 20% of the participation fee is due, to cover cost incurred at the moment of confirming your spot. (As a non-profit organization INEX aimes to provide most favorable rates to all participants and therefore does not want to spread your cancellation cost to other students and increase their participation fee.) Thanks for your understanding!

Criteria and process

Applications will be treated as a snap shot of the person’s current personal stage of development. Apart from the necessity of being a registered student or recent University graduate, no knock-out criteria will be applied and your application will be screened thoroughly. INEX is an equal opportunity provider of international education on sustainable development and will never discriminate on nationality, race, religion, physical handicaps or any attributes of this nature.

The following key elements of your applicaition will be taken into account:

  • motivation and commitment for participation
  • international experience
  • knowledge of languages
  • academic standing
  • work experience

As we are aiming at a heterogeneous group of people from a variety of backgrounds we highly encourage students from all fields of studies (and all kinds of majors) to apply.

Nomination as participant

After receipt of your online application data we immediatly start the screening process of your documents. In case we are missing essential information or need additional data to check your eligibility we will get in touch with you. Nominations are usually sent within 2 weeks after receipt of your application. The sooner you hand in your application, the sooner you will know about your nomination.

Please note that the nomination confirmation is sent via email. Thus, please double check the spelling of your email address when submitting your application and check your spam folders for messages from INEX.

Steps to be taken after your nomination

After your nomination you will be asked to submit the following data via additional online forms:

  • housing preferences and information regarding your Spanish level
  • details of your flight
  • signed and scanned INEX Waiver and Insurance Confirmation
  • payment confirmation of the participation fee

In order to make arrangements for your airport pick up, we will ask you to arrange for your flight within two weeks after nomination. Please check the travel information section for support.

Any questions?

For further information please always feel free to contact us at, via chat or phone.