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*WCU Summer in Costa Rica - Communication Sciences & Disorders in San Jose
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
Program Description:
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 practicum experiences in speech-language pathology at various clinical sites in San José. The collaborating university is Universidad Santa Paula, Costa Rica.

This program will be divided into two parts:
- a portion will be taught abroad, in San José, Costa Rica (May 11-23)
- a portion of the course (including debriefing) will be taught at WCU (May 26th to June 18)

All participants will stay in double-occupancy locally-owned 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 - Graduate students will take SLP 598 and undergraduate students will take CSD 498. 

La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Corso Lechería – Freddo Aventura
San José Walking Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park

In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the 3-credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $2,230, which includes the round-trip airfare to Costa Rica, 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 additional meals not provided by the program (estimated at $400), passport fees (estimated $110), and books ($65).

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

Dr. Patricia Swasey Washington

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This program is currently not accepting applications.