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Studying in Costa Rica

Leadership & Small Group Communication
(COM2031 & COM3031)

Prerequisites for COM2031: EN1011 or WRT1011 (English Composition & Rhetoric), F.Y. Studies, 1000-level Communications course (or permission of instructor)
Prerequisites for COM3031: same as for COM2031, plus EN021 or WRT1012 (Research & Analysis) & 3 2000-level courses at C or above

January 6 – 25, 2019

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Photo of Liza Burns Program Director: Liza Burns

                       Academic Director: To be determined

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.
  • 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.”

Syllabus: this is the 2018 syllabus, 2019 syllabus coming soon

Itinerary: this is the 2018 itinerary, 2019 itinerary coming soon

Student Handbook: this is the 2018 student handbook, 2019 student handbook coming soon

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.

Landmark College’s “Global Engagement” Scholarship offers a 50% scholarship to a select group of eligible students. Information about eligibility and application process here.

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