CCCU Costa Rica:Latin American Studies Program

Costa Rica Latin American StudiesTravel to Costa Rica and choose from four academic concentrations:

  • Latin American Studies
  • Advanced Language and Literature
  • International Business: Management Marketing
  • Tropical Science & Global Sustainability.

You'll live with a Costa Rican family to get completely immersed in the language, culture, politics, history, economics, ecology and religion of the region. For more information, check out Bestsemester: Latin American Studies.

 

Student Life

Each student is placed with a family that lives in or near San José. The families who are chosen to "adopt" one LASP student each semester come from a cross-section of the Costa Rican Christian community. During the travel components of the program, students either stay with families, or in hostels, hotels or dormitories, depending on location.

 

Academics

 

CORE COURSESCREDITS
Spanish Language 6
Latin American History & Contemporary Issues 3
Regional Study Travel 1-3

 

One of the following concentrations:

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIESCREDITS
Responses to Third World Reality 3
Community Immersion/Internship 3

 

ADVANCED LANGUAGE & LITERATURECREDITS
Language & Literature Seminar 3
Community Immersion/Internship 3

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (Fall only)CREDITS
Business Seminar 3
Community Immersion/Internship 3

 

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (Spring only)CREDITS
Environmental Science Seminar 4
Field Research Practicum 2

 

How to Apply:

1. Read the JBU International Travel Policy, which lists the forms and documentation needed to study abroad and provides a general overview of payment methods.
2. Select your program and complete the application found on this page of the CCCU BestSemester website. Please note the deadlines.

3. Notify the International Office of your intent to participate by contacting Mindi Stevenson at mstevens@jbu.edu by October 1st (spring semester deadline) or February 1st (fall semester deadline).

 

For More Information, contact:

Melissa Dea Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University
mstevens@jbu.edu
(479)524-7363