Study Abroad in Costa Rica

SHSU Spanish Field School, Costa Rica

Program Overview

The purpose of the Costa Rica-Santa Ana Field School is to contribute to the education of truly global individuals by conducting a program in which SHSU students and faculty come together as a community of scholars to study the Spanish language and Costa Rican culture and to interact with the Costa Rican community on a formal as well as informal level. Students take Spanish courses that enhance their language skills, bringing them to a higher level of competency, but especially in their speaking skills. Besides classroom instruction, students are provided with opportunities for spontaneous conversations because they live with host families in the small community of Santa Ana. In addition, classes are held at the beautiful campus of CONVERSA, whose staff also constitutes a supportive community where students feel free to practice their Spanish in a non-threatening environment.

Visit the Foreign Language Website for more detailed information HERE.


PROGRAM DATES

May 30 - June 27, 2018

COURSES OFFERED

  • *SPAN 2311: Intermediate Spanish I
  • *SPAN 2312: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 3369: Conversational Spanish II
  • SPAN 4370: Seminar: Selected Topics in Literature, Language & Culture: Literature & Society in Costa Rica

          *SPAN 2311 and 2312 cannot be taken simultaneously.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

Grade of C or better in SPAN 1411 & SPAN 1412 (Elementary Spanish I & II). Follow all safety procedures and suggestions by the CONVERSA staff including area curfews and traveling regulations.

HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS

Students will be participating in a Homestay program where they will live with a family in Santa Ana. Transportation will be provided from the host families to the campus.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Students will schedule their own independent flights to Costa Rica. Transportation will be provided from the airport to the host families.

PROGRAM COST

$2,250

Includes: Lodging with a family; all meals; shuttle service from Santa Ana to classes; field trip to museum in San Jose; 3 field trips near Santa Ana; 1 weekend trip; weekly yoga, singing, Latin dance, cooking classes, and opportunities for community service

Not Included: Regular SHSU Tuition & fees (summer semester)*, $200 study abroad service fee, airfare, travel insurance insurance, spending money

*Note: Faculty-led, out-of-country courses do not charge 3 fees: Rec Center, Student Center and Health Center=$275, as opposed to on-campus courses.

Please see program application at the "Apply Here" link below for payment deadlines

APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 1, 2018

PROGRAM COST BALANCE PAYMENT DEADLINE

April 10, 2018

FACULTY LEADERS CONTACT INFO

Dr. Frieda Koeninger
936-294-1443
FOL_FCK@shsu.edu
AB4 335

Dr. Debra Andrist
936-294-1414
andrist@shsu.edu
AB4 315A


Apply Here!

Please submit completed application to Study Abroad Coordinator via email or in person.

After your Application has been approved and the $300 deposit paid, please submit the additional post-acceptance documents to the Study Abroad Coordinator that are listed on the Faculty-Led study abroad homepage.