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*WCU Summer in Costa Rica - Communication Sciences & Disorders in San Jose
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: WCU applicants only
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
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Program Description:
The Costa Rica experience is a component of the Bilingual Emphasis Course Sequence (BECS) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Chester University. Students will have the opportunity for Spanish language immersion, collaboration in learning activities with Costa Rican students, and participation in cultural activities. Graduate students will receive clinical hours in speech-language pathology and undergraduate students will observe speech-language therapy and evaluation sessions. The collaborating university is Universidad Santa Paula, Costa Rica. This activity includes 3 course credits. The course is CSD 560-20 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, a summer course currently offered in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
This program will be divided into two parts:
- a portion of the course will be taught at WCU (May 30th to June 13th)
- a portion will be taught abroad, in San José, Costa Rica (June 15 to June 29th).
All participants will stay in triple-occupancy hotel rooms for duration of the Costa Rica portion of the program. 

This course will be taught primarily in English, however all participants must have completed at least the equivalent of SPA 201 at the college level.
This program is only open to Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students as well as undergraduate students. Undergraduate students must be seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or better. Preference will be given to students with at least Spanish 201 completed.

All participants will be enrolled in a 3 credit hour course for this program - CSD 560-20 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Issues in Speech-Language Pathology
Some examples of possible excursions include:
Museo Del Oro
Teatro Nacional
Serapiqui River Jungle Ride
La Paz Waterfall
Poás Volcano
Ram Luna Restaurant
Tiquicia Restaurant

In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $1,415, which includes all housing, some meals, excursions, and in-country transportation. All participants will also be billed a non-refundable $100 study abroad application fee through the Bursar's office upon applying to this program and will be required to purchase the mandatory WCU international insurance (estimated at $35) after acceptance into the program. 

Not included in the program fee listed above are the round-trip airfare (estimated at $730), additional meals (estimated at $300), passport fees ($110.00), and books ($65).

Dr. Patricia Swasey Washington

This program is currently not accepting applications.