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Costa Rica

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). The country is made up of forest reserves, dozens of national parks, rain forests, active volcanoes and white, sandy and secluded beaches on two oceans. Although San Jose, the capital city, 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.

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, this may be the opportunity for you!

Class can fulfill your language requirement or explore advanced topics in Spanish. Earn up to six credit hours while studying in Costa Rica. Financial Aid can be applied to the cost of the trip.

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Programs Includes:
Two 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 language 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 spolchow@uscupstate.edu
Meggan Korn at (864) 503-5654 or mkorn@uscupatate.edu

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