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SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE WITH SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE

ESCAPE TO SAN JOSE, THE HEART OF COSTA RICA.

This Intersession program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to gain cultural insight while choosing to build Spanish language skills and/or taking a course in geology to to learn about the geological features present in Costa Rica. Students receive the ultimate immersion experience in host families  while they live and breathe the life of the ticos. 

 

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COURSES OFFERED:​
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH 210 (3 UNITS)

Prerequisite: Spanish 102
Taught by SDMC Professor, Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez. 


CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH 211 (3 UNITS)

Prerequisite: Spanish 210
Taught by SDMC Professor, Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez.


Classes take place Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM


​Geology 100 from 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM. 
Planned cultural and academic excursions or activities may substitute class time. 



  PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES: 

  • Airport pick-up on arrival day (during the established timeframe, approximately 9:00-6:00 PM)  
  • Classroom onsite 
  • Use of facilities at the Universidad de Costa Rica, such as the library
  • Lodging in a single room in a Costa Rican host family  
  • Two meals per day, breakfast and dinner  
  • Pre-departure services from MLSA  
  • On-site orientation  
  • Walking tour of campus  
  • The following activities and excursions:    
    • Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose  
    • Visit to the Jade Museum in San Jose  
    • Community Service Day  
    • Vulcanological / Sesmological Conference (subject to availability)  
    • Excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park  
    • Excursion to Volcano Irazu with visit to Cartago (weekday during class)  
    • Excursion to coffee plantation (weekday during class)  
  • Logistics planned for optional excursions, additional fee applies  
  • 24/7 MLSA staff on-site  
  • Return transportation only arranged for students leaving as a group at a pre-determined time.  


NOT INCLUDED:

  • Non-refundable $100 registration fee to MLSA  
  • San Diego Mesa College tuition  
  • Books  
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport taxes (if applicable) 
  • Personal effects insurance and expenses  
  • Optional excursions  
  • Return transportation to the airport (if not leaving as a group)  


OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE:

  • ​Volcano Poas and Cataratas de la Paz Excursion
  • One-Day Tortuga Island Cruise Excursion
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park Adventure Excursion
  • Visit to OVSICORI Observatory in Heredia

PROGRAM INFORMATION

PROGRAM DATES

To be determined


PROGRAM PRICE

$1,995.00 program fee + $100 registration fee


SDMC PROGRAM WEBPAGE


PROGRAM DETAILS


APPLICATION


MAIL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS TO


MLSA

P.O. Box 548

Frankfort, IL 60423


OR


E-MAIL APPLICATIONS TO

info@mlsa.com



QUESTIONS?
E-MAIL sdmesacostarica@gmail.com



CONTACT SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE
Prof. Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez (Spanish)
E-mail: dschoenb@sdccd.edu



Prof. Donald Barrie (Geology)
E-mail: dbarrie@sdccd.edu



CONTACT AN MLSA COORDINATOR

Phone: 815-464-1800
E-mail: info@mlsa.com



FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
For information about financing your study abroad trip, please contact the study abroad office and financial aid office at your home university.



Visit the financial aid webpage
http://www.sdmesa.edu/academics/study-abroad/financial-aid-and-scholarships.shtml