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*Costa Rica- Spanish in San José
Doka / Poás / La Paz, Costa Rica; Irazú, Costa Rica; Punta Leona Beach, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Courses Offered: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Maymester
Fact Sheet:
Scholarship Available: Yes
Program Type:
Education Abroad
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Housing Option:
Home Stay
Fields of Study:
Minimum GPA:
Graduate, Honors students, Undergraduate
Program Director:
Dr. Grazyna Walczak
Age Requirement:
18 and older
Program Description:
Located in the center of Costa Rica, San José is the capital of this Central American country. You will enjoy its historic sites and all that a university town has to offer such as live music venues, film festivals, theater productions, crafts, restaurants, sports and shopping. Classes are held at ILISA Language Institute, prime educational institution where the professors utilize modern communicative techniques for language instruction.

Also included in the program: Round trip airfare from Atlanta to San José’s, airport transfers, full room and board for four weeks in Costa Rica, museum entrance tickets, weekly laundry service, health insurance, and all program fees for ILISA Language Institute.

Program Fee: $3,950

$300 nonrefundable application fee is due at the time of application and is subtracted from your total fee. 
Payment is made in two installments. 
The first installment of $1500 is due on February 10, 2017.
The second installment of $2150 is due April 01, 2017.  

***Program fee does not include tuition, textbooks, visa application fees, passport and related expenses.***

Duration: July 02 - July 29, 2017
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Cost: $3,950 plus VSU tuition and fees

Early Bird discount: $200.00, before October 30, 2016!!!

The program cost includes one day excursions to the Tropical Forest, Doka coffee plantation,La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Poás Volcano, as well as overnight excursions to Punta Leona Beach Resort.       
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Dr.Grazyna Walczak                              Irina McClellan
(229) 249-2639                                       (229) 333-7410           

Accommodation Statement
VSU study abroad programs strive to provide reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.  Areas of disability include, but are not limited to visual, hearing, learning, psychological, medical, and mobility impairments. If you receive disability-related accommodations at VSU or at your home university, or if you anticipate needing accommodations at your overseas site, you will arrange for them with your study abroad program director and the staff in the Access Office.  Examples of accommodations include note taking assistance, extended test time, a quiet testing location, alternative text/media, and accessible housing. Please provide information about your accommodation needs at the time of your application and allow time to arrange for accommodations. Please be aware that not all institutions, housing facilities, transportation and sites abroad will be able to provide accessibility and/or address all disability issues. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 04/30/2017 ** Rolling Admission 07/02/2017 07/29/2017

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.