Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Costa Rica

Summer Quarter 2018
4 weeks
August 18 - September 15, 2018

Earn 5 Green River College credits in Spanish Language

Application deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018

Costa Rica is best known for its towering volcanoes, pristine beaches, rainforests and unique birds and wildlife. Costa Rica also has a long tradition of democracy, an excellent health care system and the highest literacy rate in Central America. Living in a foreign culture will help students acquire the language faster and it provides the opportunity to practice and apply what is learned in the classroom.

Contact Us

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Cindy Card

Program Coordinator
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2160
Fax: 253-288-3419

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Bjorn Myhre

Location: IVD 127
Phone: 253-740-5456

StudyAbroad@greenriver.edu

Detailed brochures and applications are available for each program. Information meetings are arranged as needed. Group orientation sessions are scheduled prior to departure.

Location

McIntyre International Village D (IVD) 115

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Application Form

Study Abroad Preliminary Application

Funding Information

Study Abroad Funding Tips [PDF]

Courses

Academic Program:

This is a study program. Students must register for 5 credits in Spanish Language and are expected to fully participate in all class activities. Language class sizes are never larger than 5 students per teacher.

Intensive Spanish Language courses at Instituto de Cultura y Lengua Costarricense (ICLC), 20 hours of instruction per week.  No prior Spanish language proficiency required.

Faculty:
All language courses are taught by highly qualified faculty of the ICLC Institute.

Location

Classes will be held at the Instituto de Cultura y Lengua Costarricense (ICLC), Costa Rica's premier language institute. ICLC is set on a hillside surrounded with tropical flowers and fruits in Alajuela, Costa Rica's second largest city. Enjoy the countryside of coffee and sugar plantations while being within 30 minutes from the capital, San Jose.

Accommodations

Students will stay with carefully selected local families in Costa Rica. All students will have their own room and home stay which will include continental breakfast and dinner by the family 7 days a week and serviced laundry.

Cultural Activities and Excursions

At ICLC, the Life and Culture program offers a series of activities.

  • Doka coffee plantation tour
  • Alajuela city tour, museum visit, and welcome lunch
  • Visit to Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfalls (includes entrance fees, transportation and lunch)
  • 3-day, 2-night excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park (includes lodging, transortation and breakfast)

Program Fees

Associated fees, deadlines and what is included in the study aboard program.

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Application Process

More about the application process including GPA requirements, program limits (if any) and application documents.

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