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Costa Rica is a relatively small country, half the size of the state of Kentucky. It is a natural paradise with a permanent spring climate - 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 C), with 20% of the territory made up of forest reserves, dozens of national parks, rain forests, white sanded and secluded beaches on two oceans and active volcanoes. Although San Jose, the capital, is a large, densely populated city, it is just a short distance from beaches, volcanoes, rain forests, and national parks.
The Modern Language Studies Abroad program at Universidad de Costa Rica offers students a good variety of undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from Beginning and Intermediate Spanish, Conversation, and Composition to the most advanced courses in Culture, Civilization, Linguistics, and Literature. The program and all the courses are designed to take full advantage of the setting and ideal surroundings to provide the participants with a rich cultural experience. The language becomes alive and necessary.
So, if you are interested in volcanoes, rainforests, butterfly farms, waterfalls, mountain biking, exotic fruits, canopy tours, eco-tourism, seeing both oceans at once, surfing, or wildlife, maybe you should sign up.
Class can fulfill your language requirement or explore advanced topics in Spanish. Earn up to 6 credit hours while studying in Costa Rica. Financial Aid can be appied to the cost of the trip.
2 meals per day & more
Semester: Summer, Semester and/or Academic Year
Educational Focus: 35,000 students enrolled from all over the world
All levels of Spanish language and literature
Small student/teacher ration
A major in Spanish is NOT REQUIRED
Recommended Area(s) of Study: Spanish Language and Culture
Type of Classes: Spanish Langauge Courses
Language(s) of Instruction: Spanish
Program Highlights/Special Offerings: Visits to museums, places of ecologicial interest, and other cultural activities
International Profile: The Office of International Affairs and Cooperation serves international students on campus
Housing Options: Students are housed with Costa Rican families
Eligibility Requirements: Sophomore standing or higher and 2.75 minimum GPA
For more information contact:
Shannon Polchow at (864) 503-5650 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Meggan Korn at (864) 503-5654 or email@example.com
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