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Incoming Exchange Students
Know the following program information, which you will provide on the online application:
Country: Costa Rica
Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Complete applications include an essay and unofficial transcript. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application.
Anthropology teaches that language is key to culture. Begin your experience in Costa Rica with language courses to begin or further your knowledge of Spanish. The first portion of the program will take place in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. After studying Spanish in the morning, explore the culture of the nation by visiting museums, a church, a coffee plantation and more in the afternoon.
Travel from San Jose to the coastal town of Quepos to stay at the agricultural cooperative, El Silencio with a host family for the remainder of the program. Participate in service learning opportunities throughout the community. Attend classes to learn more about Latin American cultures and to debrief experiences within the cooperative. Take an excursion to nearby Manuel Antonio National Park, which is well known for its beautiful beaches and hiking trails.
Earn 3 credits in FORS 3200, ANTH 3200 Fieldwork in Community Engaged Sustainability. Course topics include:
Coursework in Anthropology and/or Spanish is encouraged but not required prior to participation in this program.
Participants MUST have a passport, valid for at least six months after their return to the United States.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your student account upon submission of an online application. A deposit of $400 will be billed to your student account upon your confirmation of participation. The remainder of the program fee will be billed through Student Accounts Receivable.