In order to encourage students to travel and study abroad, the department cooperates with several established educational organizations that provide semester or full academic year programs in foreign countries. Students may complete a substantial part of their requirements for a major concentration in a language through one of these programs. In addition, the department sponsors its own summer study abroad programs in Spain, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico and France. See the Department Chair for further details.
Program cost: $3150 + Airfare ($700 aprox.)
*Subject to approval and the required minimum of participants.
• Tuition and fees for two courses (6 credit totals)*
• Home stays with Costa Rican families
• Excursions in San José Region, Costa Rica
• Public Transportation
• Breakfast and dinner
*One course can count as a gen. ed. (HFLS 201 or 202) and the other course can count as an elective or toward your Spanish minor/major.
Classes are from Monday through Friday. Upon successful completion of all class-work, participation on tours and cultural activities, students receive equivalent academic credit for two courses in Spanish. Students may take a equivalent to Spanish 201 or 202, for more advanced students, Upper level courses.
Students live with local families in home stays and breakfast and dinner are eaten with the family. Since participants are considered family members, they are expected to abide by house rules.
• Airfare (approximately $700 for required group airfare)
• Personal items and expenses
• Baggage charges and porter tips
• Departure taxes (often included in airfare)
• Additional airline fees
Apply early to be assured of a place, since program size is limited.
RISK, RESPONSIBILITY, AND LIABILITY
All foreign travel involves the risk of personal injury, property damage or loss, and other risks associated with travel. Participants must sign a waiver of liability releasing the College and program directors from all claims for injury, illness, loss or liability. Information about travel warnings is
available from the U.S. Department of State. Health information for travelers is available from the CDC.
A passport is required, as is proof of health insurance. PLEASE APPLY FOR YOUR PASSPORT IMMEDIATELY (IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A PASSPORT OR IF YOUR PASSPORT IS NOT CURRENT) and please make sure that you have health insurance coverage during the time of the Program.
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
You need to complete both applications
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Haakayoo Nobui Zoggyie
Associate Professor of Spanish