Completing our three week course, including eleven days living and working in a tropical forest, and designing and carrying out your own primate mini-project. You'll receive a Certificate of Distinction, a professional reference, and a detailed transcript of skills obtained that will put you a head and shoulders above the rest. 



Course Dates: January 12th - February 2nd 2020

Arrival Date in Asuncion: January 11th 2020

Application Deadline: 1st December 2019

Fees Due: 15th December 2019

Course Dates: June 21st - July 12th 2020

Arrival Date in Asuncion: June 20th 2020

Application Deadline: May 10th 2020

Fees Due: 25th May 2020



$2,295, including full bed and board, or $1,995 on our early-bird offer*

A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required immediately following acceptance into the program in order to secure your place on the course.

Fees cover all course instruction, access to all necessary scientific and educational equipment, transportation to and from all field sites. You will receive a bed in a shared dorm, three meals a day (and a traditional Paraguayan afternoon snack), unlimited tea, coffee, yerba and juice.

International airfare, hotel costs on the first night, travel insurance, and vaccinations are not included.

Cancellation Policy: 


Course fees must be received by the Fees Due date. If a participant cancels after this deadline, Para La Tierra will refund 40% of the total tuition fee up to 2 weeks prior to the course. After this time no refund is possible.

Obtaining Credit:

Para La Tierra is a private institution and is unable to offer university course credits. However, it is likely that you can receive credit through your own university by way of an "independent study." This must be arranged with your professor or advisor prior to arriving in Paraguay. You will be provided with transcripts of your work in Paraguay if required for obtaining independent study credits. 



To apply:

Send an application including your CV/Resume and a cover letter to karina@paralatierra.org 


*Valid until 1st November 2019 and 21st April 2020 respectively.

Fundación Para La Tierra was founded in 2010 and our goal is the conservation of Paraguay's natural habitats through scientific research, education and community engagement. Our team believes that education is the corner stone of any strong conservation project and we are committed to inspiring the next generation of field biologists.

Photography credits: Stefanie Heitmueller @ Photographers Without Borders 2017, Kirsten Holst/Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Anna O'Riordan, Matt Austin, Allison Stoiser, Joshua York, Daniel Schönberger, Sara Bethel, Rebecca Smith, Emily Briggs, Carter Payne,  Amber Haukedahl. 


T: +595 (0)985260074

E: karina@paralatierra.org

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