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GSU - Spanish Studies in San José, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama
Panamá, Panama; San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Home Stay, Hotel/Hostel
Language of Instruction: Spanish Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Hector Fernandez-L'Hoeste, Dr. Rudyard Alcocer Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Modern and Classical Languages Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:

Spanish Studies in San José, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama

June 1 - July 11, 2014

The Georgia State University program of Spanish Studies in San José, Costa Rica and Panama City, Panama is an exciting six-week program in two vibrant Central American capital cities. While immersed in the language and culture of Costa Rica, participants will study at the Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA) in San José. This portion of the program lasts five weeks. Participants will take two courses, each with a language or content component taught by CRLA instructors, plus a culture component taught by GSU program directors. The culture component will include weekly field trips and excursions to sites of historical and natural interest. The language or content components will vary according to the students’ needs and proficiency levels (e.g., Intermediate Spanish, Advanced Grammar, Advanced Conversation, Latin American Cultural Heritage, etc.).  The final phase of the program includes a five-day excursion to Panama. There participants will visit:

• Bridge of the Americas
• Canal Zone and Museum
• Tour of Panama City
• Ancón Hill
• Allbrook Shopping District

In Costa Rica, weekly excursions include

• Arenal Volcano and Thermal Spa
• Poás Volcano, tour of coffee plantation, and Sarchí artisan village
• Whitewater Rafting
• Tortuguero National Park
• Highlights of Pacific Coast