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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:
Program Terms: Summer
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Scholarship Available: Yes
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Program Type:
Education Abroad
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Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
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Housing Option:
Home Stay
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Fields of Study:
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Minimum GPA:
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Graduate, Honors students, Undergraduate
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Program Director:
Dr. Grazyna Walczak
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Age Requirement:
18 and older
Program Description:
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: $3,990

The application deposit fee of $300 is due February 15, 2020. 
The first installment of $1,690 is due on February 15, 2020.
The second installment of $2,000 is due April 1, 2020.  

Late payment fees: $100
***Program fee does not include tuition, textbooks, visa application fees, passport and related expenses.***

Duration: May 17 - June 06, 2020
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Cost: $3,990 plus VSU tuition and fees

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. 

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/30/2020 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2020 06/06/2020

** 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.
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