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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
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission 06/08/2018 06/20/2018
NOTE: Please note that this program will meet at WCU from May 30-June 7 for the first portion of the course, and then will travel to Costa Rica from June 8-June 20 for the second portion of the course. Contact the Program Director listed below with any questions related to the dates or prices listed, as all information is tentative and subject to change.

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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:
The Costa Rica study abroad 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 clinical learning activities with Costa Rican students, and participation in a variety of cultural activities. Graduate and undergraduate students will receive clinical hours in speech-language pathology at various clinical sites in San José. The collaborating university is Universidad Santa Paula, Costa Rica. This activity includes 3 course credits. The course is SLP 560-01 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Issues in Speech-Language Pathology, a 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 7)
- a portion will be taught abroad, in San José, Costa Rica (June 8 to June 20)
-debriefing activity completed by June 28th

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, participants should have completed at least the equivalent of SPA 201 at the college level.

Priority will be given to Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students and undergraduate students. However, other West Chester University students are encouraged to apply. 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 - SLP 560-01 - Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Issues in Speech-Language Pathology

Café Britt Coffee Tour
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Corso Lechería – Freddo Aventura
San José Walking Tour

In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $2,335, 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 $750), additional meals (estimated at $300), passport fees ($110.00), and books ($65).

*Please note that all costs are estimates and subject to change.

Dr. Patricia Swasey Washington

This program is currently not accepting applications.