|Spring Quarter 2019 – San José, Costa Rica||$12,295||Arrive March 28, 2019 – Depart June 8, 2019||CRSQ|
|Spring Quarter 2020 – San José, Costa Rica||$12,295||Arrive Late March 2020 – Depart Mid. June 2020 (TBA)||CRSQ|
Language Eligibility: For all levels of Spanish.
-Beginner level is for students who have not taken Spanish before.
For additional eligibility requirements such as minimum GPA, click here.
Possible U.S. Credits: 9-11 semester credits per quarter.
Final transcript is issued by the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.
San José, Costa Rica – Course Offerings at ICDS (International Center for Development Studies)
Spring Quarter Program: Spanish Language, Culture and Community Engagement
All students will take a set curriculum consisting of the 3 mandatory courses listed below. Students must get all 3 courses pre-approved for credit by their home institution. Course offerings are subject to change.
Community Engagement and Sustainable Human Development is a course based on service learning as a pedagogic methodology that prepares college graduates to be active and informed global citizens. This is a credit bearing educational experience that provides students with the opportunity to participate in community work complemented with reflection spaces that open the possibility of making the proper connections with personal values and course contents: local development, social justice, intercultural understanding, sustainability, civic responsibility, and global citizenship. The community work takes place in the context of local human development processes, mainly in urban Costa Rica.
SPANISH LANGUAGE (60 contact hours)
During the first week of classes, students will complete a Spanish placement exam, according to which they will be placed in the appropriate level Spanish class. Class levels range from introductory to advanced Spanish. All course levels meet for 60 contact hours during the term. Links to Spanish Language syllabi:
–Beginner I Spanish Language:
–Beginner II Spanish Language
–Intermediate I Spanish Language
–Intermediate II Spanish Language
–Advanced Spanish Language (Grammar & Composition)
–Advanced Spanish Language (Advanced Conversation)
LATIN AMERICA: A MIRROR OF REALITY THROUGH FILM (45 contact hours)