Transformational Education

The UPEACE Centre for Executive Education is located in the University for Peace, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations


Online Courses

Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Social Change
6-week online course
Starts on September 27, 2022

Social Media for Social Innovation
4-week online course
Starts on October 4, 2022

Live Virtual Workshops

Design Thinking
5-week workshop
Starts on October 18, 2022

Skills for Effective Negotiations
4-week workshop
Starts on November 19, 2022

Costa Rica Campus

High-Performance Teams: Embracing our differences
1-day workshop
November 5, 2022

Gross Global Happiness
3-day summit
March 10, 2023


At the Centre, we offer transformational educational experiences that are dynamic and engaging while inspiring our participants to have a positive impact in our interconnected world.


Cutting edge research-based courses tackle themes that are extremely relevant to both professional and personal spheres. While facilitators who are experts in their respective fields provide the space and structure to engage participants to develop their vision for the future.

Our Programs

Our Programs

We offer both online courses and on-site workshops to fit into your busy schedule. Grow your network by engaging with participants from around the world facing similar issues in different cultural contexts.

Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Are you a member of a university looking for the ideal location to inspire your students to make a difference in the world? We’ll work hand-in-hand with you to develop a customized course on the beautiful University for Peace campus, as well as targeted field visits. See how it works here, or contact us directly to learn more.

Customize a Program

Customize a Program

We offer a variety of field courses, workshops and seminars to foster professional development in the areas of leadership, education and social enterprise. Most seminars are held on the beautiful campus of the University for Peace, situated on 300 hectares of protected land surrounded by nature.  

Be Inspired

The Centre for Executive Education, overlooking Costa Rica’s lush Central Valley serves as an idyllic setting for engaging with others and reflecting on the positive change you want to make.  The Centre is located 30Km Southwest of San José, within a natural reserve composed of a secondary forest and the last remnant of primary forest in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. 

Why Costa Rica? Find Out Here.

Start typing and press Enter to search