VSU Summer Study Abroad Program: Costa Rica

Located in the center of Costa Rica, San José is the capital of this Central American country. You will enjoy its historic sites and all that a university town has to offer such as live music venues, film festivals, theater productions, crafts, restaurants, sports and shopping. Classes are held at ILISA Language Institute, prime educational institution where the professors utilize modern communicative techniques for language instruction.

Also included in the program: Round trip airfare from Atlanta to San José’s, airport transfers, full room and board for four weeks in Costa Rica, museum entrance tickets, weekly laundry service, health insurance, and all program fees for ILISA Language Institute.

: May 11 - June 6, 2015
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Cost: $3,980 plus VSU tuition and fees. If you are taking only summer study abroad courses you will be charged tuition for the number of credit hours you take plus $295 institutional fee. If you take 4 credit hours or less on study abroad, you will only be charged half of the institutional fee ( $147.50).  

The program cost includes one day excursions to the Tropical Forest, Doka coffee plantation, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Poás Volcano, as well as overnight excursions to Punta Leona Beach Resort and ecology ranch Buena Vista. Excursions are All-Inclusive (certain limits apply).
Application due date: November 10, 2014

Course Offerings:

  • SPAN 1001 Beginning Spanish  and Intro to Hispanic Cultures I
  • SPAN 1002 Beginning Spanish and Intro to Hispanic Cultures II   
  • SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish  and Hispanic Cultures I
  • SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish and Hispanic Cultures II
  • SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish Grammar       
  • SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation/Composition
  • SPAN 3012 Spanish Conversation for professionals           
  • SPAN 3014 Language Culture and Advanced Conversation
  • SPAN 3160 Civilization and Culture of Latin America
  • SPAN 3200 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 3250 Survey of Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 4010 Advanced Grammar
  • SPAN 4020 Advanced Conversation
  • SPAN 4950 Directed Study
  • SPAN 4970 Study Abroad Practicum
  • SPAN 4980 Community Practicum

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT! : $200 discount from final payment if application fee is paid by October 1st. 

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For more information please contact:

Dr.Grazyna Walczak
(229) 333-5948

Irina McClellan
(229) 333-7410