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Studying in Costa Rica

Leadership & Small Group Communication

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

January 2-20, 2017
We expect this program to run again in January 2018

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Headshot of Lee Crocker smiling  Academic Director: Lee Crocker

Headshot of Becky Norton smilig  Program Director: Becky Norton

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."



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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.

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