Escuela de Agricultura de la Region Tropical Humeda (EARTH) was founded in Costa Rica in 1990. It is a four-year higher education private insitution in which the students receive a licenciatura in Agricultural Sciences upon completion. EARTH has four hundred students from approximately 26 different countries. The mission of the university is to prepare leaders with ethical values to contribute to sustainable development and to constucat a prosperous and just society. While the courses are taught in Spanish, students receive English as a Foreign Language intsruction during all four years.