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Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Career Preparation + Spanish Language and Culture

Term To Study: January Term 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Provider
Program Locations: San Jose
Contact Phone: 561-237-7075
Contact Name: Center For Learning Abroad
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What is Included: - On-site resident director and staff
- On-site program and safety orientation
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- 24-hour emergency contact and support
- Course tuition (4 credits)
- Homestay accommodations
- City tour of downtown San Jose
- Visits to local businesses
- Cultural activities
- Guided tours
- Entrance fees
- Student health insurance
- Housing (Homestay)
- Meals daily
What is not Included: - Airfare
- Baggage fees
- Visa (if required)
- Meals (unless indicated above)
- Tourist entrance fees
- Public transportation
- Taxis
- Telephone calls
- Cell phone
- Snacks and beverages
- Personal expenses

Program Description

Through the University for Peace (UPEACE), spend your J-term in Costa Rica fulfilling your two J-term requirements.

Established by the United Nations General Assembly, UPEACE's mission is "to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace and with the aim of promoting among all human beings the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence, to stimulate cooperation among peoples and to help lessen obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations."

Through this Career Preparation and Spanish language program, your perception will be challenged on how you see the social sector as a place of opportunity, both to ‘do good’ but also to innovate and build a financially sustainable social enterprise. While you are learning Spanish you will find out what challenges the community in Costa Rica is really facing and what social entrepreneurs are doing to help. Through the course work and visiting local companies, you will learn what it is to be a social entrepreneur. Your end project will to be develop a high level business plan for either launching a new social enterprise or initiating a new program within an existing organization.

The program and coursework is administered by Lynn-approved provider UPEACE. All students are enrolled in a two-credit Career Preparation course (DJCE 250) and a two-credit beginning Spanish language course (DJLC 200: Spanish Language and Culture). The Career Preparation course meets the J-term requirement for Career Preparation and the Spanish language course meets the J-term requirement for Language and Culture.


Quick Facts

Population: 4636348
Capital: San Jose
Per-capita GDP: $ 12100
Size: 51100 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

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Travel Warning: YES
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