Spanish in Costa Rica
Visit the Spanish in Costa Rica Photo Gallery
18 May - 21 June 2014
Explore the pristine beaches, quaint towns and exciting San José. Learn what a generous people the Costa Ricans are.
In one of the most beautiful countries of the world, immerse yourself in the life and culture of Costa Rica, and gain confidence and proficiency in the Spanish language.
Enjoy breathtaking vistas, historic architecture, and a rain forest full of biodiversity unlike anything you could experience at home.
Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. The director of the program, in consultation with the Foreign Languages department chair and the Director of International Programs are responsible for final enrollment decisions.
The cost for 5 weeks, 6 credit hours is $4199 for undergraduate credit and $4399 for graduate credit. This price includes: tuition, family home stay, two meals per day, and in-country program transportation and group excursions.
The cost for 3 weeks, 3 credit hours is $3199 for undergraduate credit and $3399 for graduate credit AND does not include excursions.
The Spanish in Costa Rica Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships. Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact Frances Sudduth at the International Programs Office before requesting a 2013 - 2014 Study Abroad Financial Aid Application from the university's Financial Aid Office.
Application and Payment Deadlines
Completed online application, with $250 deposit, will be accepted until 21 March 2014, space permitting. Southern Miss will acknowledge receipt of applications and students will be informed of their registration status. The balance of fees will be due on 28 March 2014. Applications are processed in the order of receipt. Students may apply at any time prior to the deadline and are urged to apply early.
Cancellations and Refunds
Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, deposits are non-refundable. Fees, exclusive of deposit, are refundable if written notification is received prior to 28 March 2014. Thereafter, no refunds will be available. The International Programs Office should be notified of all cancellations in writing.
Program Director Information
Ms. Mary Ann Stewart, Instructor
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS 39560