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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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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/12/2019 05/24/2019
NOTE: Please note that this program will travel to Costa Rica for the first portion of the course, and then will return to WCU from May 25-June 20 for the second portion of the course. Contact the Program Director with any questions related to the dates or prices listed, as all information is tentative and subject to change.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing Options: Hotel/Hostel
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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.
 
LOCATION

This program will be divided into two parts:
- a portion will be taught abroad, in San José, Costa Rica (May 12-24)
- a portion of the course (including debriefing) will be taught at WCU (May 25th to June 20)
 
ACCOMMODATION

All participants will stay in double-occupancy hotel rooms for duration of the Costa Rica portion of the program. 

LANGUAGE
This course will be taught primarily in English.  However, participants should have completed at least the equivalent of SPA 201 at the college level.
 
ELIGIBILITY

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.

COURSE
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. 
 
EXCURSIONS:

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

PROGRAM COSTS*
In addition to the regular WCU tuition rates for the 3 credit hour course, all participants will pay a program fee of $3,030, which includes round-trip airfare from the USA 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 (estimated at $300), passport fees ($110.00), and books ($65).

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

CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Patricia Swasey Washington
pswaseywashington@wcupa.edu
 

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