VSU Summer Study Abroad Program: Costa Rica

During this time, our office is working partially online, due to this, we are sporadically unavailable by phone. If you are in need of assistance please email mclalias@valdosta.edu, and we will be able to assist you.

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 one of the US airports 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.

: May 13 - June 2, 2018
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Cost: $3,700 plus VSU tuition and fees. If you are taking only summer study abroad courses you will be charged tuition for the number of credit hours you take plus $295 institutional fee. If you take 4 credit hours or less on study abroad, you will only be charged half of the institutional fee ($147.50).  

The program cost includes one day excursions to the Doka coffee plantation, La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poás Volcano; Irazú volcano and Cartago, as well as overnight excursion (two nights) to Punta Leona Beach Resort, on All-Inclusive basis (certain limits apply). Optional excursions are available upon additional fee.
Application due date: January 30, 2018

Schedule of payments:
January 30, 2018:     $300 Deposit
February 10, 2018:   $1,500 First Installment
April 1, 2018:           $1,900 Final Installment

Course Offerings:

  • SPAN 1001 Beginning Spanish  and Intro to Hispanic Cultures I
  • SPAN 1002 Beginning Spanish and Intro to  Hisp. Cultures II   
  • SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish  and Hispanic Cultures I
  • SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish and Hispanic Cultures II
  • SPAN 2010 Intermediate Spanish Grammar       
  • SPAN 3010 Spanish Conversation/Composition
  • SPAN 3012 Spanish Conversation for professionals           
  • SPAN 3014 Language Culture and Advanced Conversation
  • SPAN 3160 Civilization and Culture of Latin America
  • SPAN 3200 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 3250 Survey of Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 4010 Advanced Grammar
  • SPAN 4110 Intro to Spanish Phonetics and Phonemics
  • SPAN 4020 Advanced Conversation
  • SPAN 4900 Special Topics
  • SPAN 4950 Directed Study
  • SPAN 4970 Study Abroad Practicum
  • SPAN 4980 Community Practicum
  • ... and select major's Directed Studies

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For more information please contact:

Dr.Grazyna Walczak
(229) 249-2639

Irina McClellan
(229) 333-7410