Spanish and Community Engagement in Costa Rica

Study Abroad in Costa Rica during Summer Session I

ICDS and Universidad Latina de Costa Rica offer a six-week service-learning program with a strong Spanish language and cultural immersion component, allowing students improve their language skills as well as contribute to local community development.

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Highlights

  • Six-week service-learning based program
  • Intensive Spanish instruction (72 contact hours)
  • Community work and cultural immersion integrated into language course

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Completion of basic level(s) of college Spanish or equivalent

Lodging Modality

  • Homestays with carefully selected local families

What’s Included

  • Arrival/departure assistance and transfers from and to airport
  • On-site orientation
  • Homestay placement
  • Community work placement
  • Weekend excursions and class day trips
  • Cultural activities
  • Wireless Internet access

Course Offering

  • Spanish Courses: a total of seventy-two hours (72), equivalent to four (4) recommended credits.
  • Spanish Nivel Básico II
  • Spanish Nivel Intermedio I
  • Spanish Nivel Intermedio II
  • Spanish Nivel Avanzado I
  • Spanish Nivel Avanzado II, Conversación Avanzada

Experiential Content

Seventy-two (72) hours of Spanish language immersion through community work (2 additional recommended credits)

Program Fees

Please check with your home university’s Study Abroad Office, or contact ICDS atstudyabroad@icds.ac.cr.

Program Dates

Summer Session I Duration
June-Mid July 6 Weeks

Interested in Spanish & Community Work in Costa Rica?

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