College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Summer Program in Costa Rica

Immersion in Language and Culture in San José, Costa Rica

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.

Important Information

2014 Program Dates: May 11 - May 31
Credit: Can count as 3 hours of 200 or 300 level Spanish credit.
Prerequisites: Minimum completion of SP203. Completion of SP204 recommended.
Program Fee: Estimated $3199 including almost everything (airfare, homestay and summer tuition).
Coordinator: Prof. Irune Gabiola  igabiola@butler.edu (317) 940-6952
Applications due Nov. 23, 2013
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