Spanish in Costa Rica
May 15 - June 18, 2016
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.
Academic Credit and Course Registration
USM students need to register themselves as soon as summer registration is available. Your personalized course registration code will be sent to you via email. Non-USM students will be registered by your program coordinator as soon as summer registration becomes available. Click here for more information on course registration.
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 $4,495 for undergraduate credit. This price includes: tuition, family home stay, two meals per day, and in-country program transportation and group excursions. (Please do not book individual flight without director's consent.)
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.
Application and Payment Deadliness
Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by March 11, 2016. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of International Programs. Balance of fees, less deposit, should be paid according to the regular summer schedule as outlined by the USM Business Services Office. Click here for more details on the payment process. The withdrawal deadline is March 25, 2016.
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Program Director Information
Dr. Juan Loaiza, Instructor
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature