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Cooperative Study Abroad Programme 

CATIE invites groups from universities worldwide to participate in its exciting Cooperative Study Abroad Program (CSAP) based in Costa Rica. 

A growing number of well-known North American and European universities have discovered that this program offers their students the type of international experience they seek. Located in the beautiful Turrialba Valley, CATIE provides participants in CSAP an invaluable perspective on sustainability and an understanding of the critical economic, social and environmental challenges facing rural people seeking to apply environmentally sound management of natural resources and agricultural systems. For further information please download the following document:

Courses and Technical Diploma Programs

At CATIE we prepare leaders and, from the educational plane, we provide solutions for a complex world in constant change. For this, our Training Program’s objective is to provide access to current topics that will help address the needs of the communities and the countries.

How do we meet this objective? For this year, CATIE’s Training Program will have short courses, strategic courses, virtual courses and diploma programs. For more information, download the following file:


Training 2016


CATIE offers the following options to facilitate the payment of your quotas to the Scholarship-loan:

1. Deposit to CATIE’s account at the Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago (Bancrédito). Account number: 602 204 9501313.

2. Bank transfer using Bank of America, Citibank or J.P. Morgan

Bank of America
Account name:
Account 20-8003-4358

Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago
Beneficiary: CATIE
Account number: 602 204 950 1313

Address: 1501 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. P.O. Box 96632 Washington, DC 20090-6632 USA

Banco Crédito Agrícola de Cartago
Account number at CitiBank: 306 18456
Account number at J.P. Morgan 0011186111
Universal ID: 019199

ABA: 02600953 FAX: (202) 624 5510 Phone: (202) 624 1059

Address: San Jose, Costa Rica
Intermediary Bank:
CitiBank ABA: 021999989 or Swift CITIUS33
J.P. Morgan ABA: 021000021 or Swift CHADUS33

3. Electronic payment window when paying with a credit or debit card at:

4. Deposit to CATIE’s account in the National Technical Offices (NTO). You must contact the administrative assistants at the NTOs in order to obtain banking information:

Any deposit must include the following information: scholarship-loan and your full name.

For more information regarding quotas and payments of your Scholarship-Loan, please contact Patricia Irola in the Finance Department:

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Skype: becaprestamocatie
Phone: (00506) 2558-2261
Hours: 7 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday

Costa Rica is an educational destination

Costa Rica is also an educational destination, for many reasons. Costa Rica is a country with a high human development index and an internationally recognized tradition in environmental conservation and development. Its population of around 4.6 million inhabitants is peaceful and friendly. This country stands out for its good quality services, public safety and scenic beauty.

Costa Rica’s network of national parks and conservation areas, abundant biodiversity and exceptional geographic location, make our country a point of convergence for the studious and institutions involved with natural resources, the environment and agriculture.

Costa Rica is a country for studying in a natural setting and CATIE allows you to get your education on a campus that is surrounded by plants and animals. The experience couldn’t be better.