Latin American Studies

Study Latin American culture and language in Costa Rica

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Travel 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 COURSES CREDITS
Spanish Language 6
Perspectives on Latin America  3
Regional Study Travel 1-3

 

One of the following concentrations:

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

 

ADVANCED LANGUAGE & LITERATURE CREDITS
Language & Literature Seminar 3
Community Immersion/ Field Experience 3

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS  CREDITS
Business Seminar 3
Community Immersion/ Field Experience 3

 

 

How to Apply:

1. Select your program and complete the application found on this page of the CCCU BestSemester website. Please note the deadlines.
2. Notify the International Office of your intent to participate by contacting Mindi Stevenson at mstevens@jbu.edu by October 20th (spring semester deadline) or February 20th(fall semester deadline).

For More Information, contact:
Mindi Stevenson
International Education Coordinator
John Brown University
mstevenson@jbu.edu
(479)524-7363

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