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Study Abroad: Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica

June 2023

Adventure awaits as you explore beautiful Costa Rica in a total immersion experience including intensive language classes at the Costa Rican Language Academy (CRLA), family home stays, and excursions to such places as Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenal Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Costa Rica is a peaceful and democratic country. Its capital, San Jose, enjoys year-round temperatures in the 70s and is the cultural center of the country with its breathtaking National Theatre, museums, galleries and shops. Approximate program Fee: $3,400 (includes round-trip airfare from Chicago, hotel accommodations on excursions, double occupancy home stay with breakfast and dinner, airport transfers in Costa Rica, cultural outings). Tuition (6 or 7 credits) is extra for COD students. Information:

The COD Dr. Jaco Scholarship for Spanish Heritage Language Learners is awarded exclusively for the COD Summer Language Immersion programs (Costa Rica or Spain), preference is given to applicants who are enrolled in or have completed a COD heritage speaker course, and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater. Up to $1,000 will be awarded. Application is open January 1 until February 20. Scholarship application available here.

*Note: Non-COD ICISP students will be charged an additional administrative fee. Home institution tuition policies may apply for ICISP students.

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Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356
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