Summer Quarter 2019 4 weeks Dates to be Determined This program is offered every summer quarter - Please check back for more details
Earn 5 Green River College credits in Spanish Language Application deadline: TBD
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.
Cindy Card Program Coordinator Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2160 Fax: 253-288-3419
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.
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.
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)
Associated fees, deadlines and what is included in the study aboard program.