Studying in Costa Rica
January 2016

Leadership & Small Group Communication

Prerequisites for CO2031: EN1011, F.Y. Studies, 1000-level Communications course (or permission of instructor)

January 2-21, 2016

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  Academic Director: Lee Crocker

  Program Director: Susan Frishberg

Primary Goal: to examine the design, management, and leadership of a variety of types of teams while exploring the culture, traditions, and natural environment of Costa Rica

  • Explore 3 distinct regions of the country
    • Urban (San Jose)
    • Cloud Forest (Monteverde)
    • Pacific Coast Beach (Playa Samara/Nicoya Peninsula)
  • Use case studies to learn the characteristics of effective teams
  • Participate in service learning projects and engage in a wide variety of educational and nature-based activities

Special Considerations:

  • Other than the homestay (which may or may not have an English speaker in the family), there should be no real language barriers. However, a 1-credit, pass/fail Survival Spanish class will be offered in late fall.
  • Program requires the ability to walk +/- 2 miles on hilly, unpaved terrain.
  • Part of the program is housed at a university campus that is "alcohol-free".



Student Handbook

Travel Information

Cost for this program is $6,000* and includes:

  • 3-credit course
  • Group flights
  • In-country transportation
  • Field trips and housing
  • Some group meals
  • Price does not include individual spending money

Limited financial aid is available (contact Michael Mertes, Director of Financial Aid)