Sign Up for one of Earth Rights Institute Study Abroad Living Labs
at one of several locations!
Senegal, Guatemala or China


  • Academics: Students over 21 years old, Professors, Academic Staff
  • Professionals, Institution and Museum Staff
  • Customized Team Group programming
  • Invididuals who want to become future leaders in Sustainability



  • Public Health
  • Public Policy/Economic
  • Anthropology/ Humanities/ Sociology
  • Agriculture/Agroforestry
  • Archeology
  • International affairs
  • Languages



  • Pursue independent studies
  • Participate in and lead seminars
  • Write research papers, dissertations and essays
  • Study and reflect on scholarly articles
  • Learn effective models of innovative solution
  • Dialogue with experts
  • Gain internship experience
  • Complete service-learning projects
  • Participate in host country cultures
  • Experience daily community life



  • Tools and Experience for Leadership in Innovative Strategies
  • Practical Knowledge about current Sustainable Development techniques
  • An intensive practical and theoretical journey into the Latin American world
  • Experience using cross cultural teamwork and local ingenuity as keys to eradicate poverty
  • Opportunities to pursue Independent and Institutional Participatory "Action Research"
  • Access to organizational resources of Earth Rights Institute (ERI) and local partner organizations
  • Global Partnerships (Networking)
  • Cultural Appreciation through immersion and guided reflection



Sustainability and Ecovillage Development


A unique academic program that brings together local and foreign students to promote ecovillage knowledge and practices in rural communities of Senegal.

The aim of the academic program is to promote ecovillages principles and practices in these rural communities. It creates overlapping communities of students, staff, homestays, experts, university professors, community leaders and youth to actively support the transition of traditional villages into ecovillages.




This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of Sustainable Development. Step into the world of Guatemala and experience its breathtaking beauty while you meet and engage with local and international specialists and other innovative individuals who will deepen your knowledge about sustainability.​ Learn how to become a global partner of today, where your participation results in long-lasting effects. This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring workers in sustainable development, mid-career professionals, or just anyone interested in the field of sustainable development!


Farming Academy


 A cultural immersion program in a Chinese Farming Community.

This new study abroad program will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in rural chinese civilization. This center cultivates leaders with tools to face the new era of ecological civilization.  It is an experience that will truly give you insight into the meaning of the ancient teachings and philosophy of rural China. 


About Earth Rights Institute

The Earth is the birthright of all people

Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation.

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