Summer Program in Costa Rica
Immersion in Language and Culture in San José, Costa
This is an intensive and full immersion program that takes
place in San José, Costa Rica. It is a 3 three week program. It is
unique in that there are no classes in group but instead one on one
conversation meetings where the student talks with a native speaker
every day. There is a new tutor per week, so the student has the
chance to meet different people. Classes are in the afternoon.
Mornings and evenings are used to visit different places throughout
the city. The school is located in a university neighborhood, near
the Universidad de Costa Rica, so there are plenty of things to do
for young people (restaurants, bars, discos, malls, libraries,
etc.). Students are also involved in different cultural activities
as well as in artistic workshops (dancing) and have one weekend
excursion to a beach resort in the Pacific. There is also one
weekend free so that the students can take optional tours to any
place in the country (prices are reasonable). The country is small,
so everything is close, from mountains, beaches in the Pacific and
the Caribbean, volcanoes, rainforests, tropical forests, etc. There
are also some days for optional activities. Students stay with a
family and live close to campus.
2013 Program Dates
: May 12 - June 1
: Can count as 3 hours of 200 or 300 level
: Minimum completion of SP203.
Completion of SP204 recommended.
: Estimated $3199 including almost
everything (airfare, homestay and summer tuition).
: Prof. Alex Quintanilla firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications available beginning Nov. 5th
For updated information and more details about the program