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
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
2014 Program Dates: May 11 - May 31
: Can count as 3 hours of 200 or 300
level Spanish credit.
: Minimum completion of SP203.
Completion of SP204 recommended.
: Estimated $3199 including almost
everything (airfare, homestay and summer tuition).
: Prof. Irune Gabiola firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications due Nov. 23, 2013
For updated information and more details about the program