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As a Trustee of the Amigos of EARTH College who has sponsored an intern
from EARTH College, I wholeheartedly recommend this opportunity.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel Sherrard)
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As per your request, I have prepared a one-pager which I hope covers the
important points. Here it is:
ESCUELA DE AGRICULTURA DE LA REGION TROPICAL HUMEDA
(Agricultural College of the Humid Tropical Region)
EARTH is an international, four year, private, non-profit college
dedicated to the formation of young leaders for the sustainable
management of agriculture and the natural resources of the humid
tropics. EARTH is located on the Atlantic coastal plain of Costa Rica in
the heart of the humid tropics, and was established in 1990. One hundred
students from 16 Latin American countries are admitted each year.
Students are selected based on their demonstrated leadership capacity,
their commitment to returning to their communities and their interest in
sustainable development. 80% of EARTHs students receive either full or
partial scholarships provided by concerned governments, foundations,
companies and individuals.
EARTHs academic program is based on active student participation in the
learning process. Theory and practice are integrated, and students spend
a great deal of their time engaged in agricultural production and
management on EARTHs 8,000 farm, with the small and medium sized farmers
of the communities surrounding the College and in their third year
internship. The internship is a fundamental part of the EARTH experience
and is all students participate. From late August/early September
through mid-December, all third year students leave campus to work in an
area corresponding to their particular interest. Some students work on a
farm, others with companies, and still others with community development
or government agencies. While most students return to their home
countries for their internship, a small number undertake internships in
other countries. Every year, eight or nine students travel to the USA
for their internship, working in areas as different as determining rates
of deforestation via interpretation of photos from space with NASA, to
learning about fresh juice production with Odwalla Juice Company in
This year, Santiago Juan, a Belizean student, is interested in
identifying an internship opportunity in dairy production, particularly
on a farm that is committed to sustainable production practices.
Santiago is an extremely hard worker and has a great deal of experience
with animals, having been a semi-professional jockey in Great Britain
where he lived for 12 years as a youngster.
The Internship program asks that hosts provide room and board, and if
possible a stipend during the 15 week internship. Some hosts have
provided assistance with air transportation as well but that is entirely
optional. Anyone interested in hosting Santiago Juan during his
internship should contact Daniel Sherrard, Internship Coordinator at
EARTH College, Mail Address: J.B.C. SJO #1235, P.O. Box 025240, Miami,
Florida 33102-5240, Tel: (506) 255-2000 ext. 3307, Fax: (506) 255-2726,
HOPE THIS IS WHAT YOU WERE THINKING OF...
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