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Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program - Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

Program Dates: July 7 - August 11, 2018

Program Leader: Dr. Laura Rodríguez Amaya | lc16@txstate.edu |512.245.7802 | ASBN 209 |


San Jose, Costa Rica

The Study Abroad Office recognizes the potential of students who, through their diverse cultural backgrounds, talents, interests, and perspectives, will enhance the educational experience at Texas State University. This program is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals by providing a unique study abroad experience in a diverse group.

The Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program offers a brand-new study abroad opportunity to our underrepresented students with high financial need. Ten selected participants will be fully immersed in the Costa Rican culture by attending local Veritas University in San José. Dr. Laura Rodríguez Amaya is the Academic Program Director who will travel internationally with the participating students to San José, Costa Rica, and will accompany them throughout the first week of the program.

The Texas State faculty member, Dr. Rodríguez will be collaborating with our affiliated provider, CEA, to provide the students with the necessary resources during the duration of the program. For more information, please visit CEA's Costa Rica blog here.

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$2,000 Fee-Reduction Sponsorship

The Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program sponsorship is a fee-reduction opportunity provided by the Study Abroad Office in the amount of $2,000, bringing the program fees down from $4,400 to $2,400!

San Jose, Costa Rica

This cost includes: 

  • Tuition and fees for up to 6 hours of university credits
  • Social and cultural activities with the locals
  • Homestay with local families
  • Daily breakfast and dinner 
  • On-site support from your Academic Program Director, Laura Amaya 
  • Group transportation upon arrival in San José, Costa Rica
  • 24/7 staff support from CEA and Veritas University
  • International Insurance
  • $200 non-refundable deposit

Cost of in-state tuition at Texas State: $3,665.92                      

Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program cost: $2,400.00

6 credit hours: $2,415.92 6 credit hours: Included in the program price
Room and Board: $ 1,250.00* (meals not included)  Room and Board (Homestay with local families, breakfast, and dinner included): Included in the program price.
  Excursions to Doka Coffee Tour and La Paz Waterfall Garden: Included in program price
  The experience of a lifetime: included in the program price
  International airfare: $600.00* 
Total: $ 3,665.92 Total: $3,000.00

* These costs are just an estimate and are not guaranteed 


Courses

Veritas University Courses Texas State Equivalency
ART 1301: Basic Principles of Drawing ARTF 1302: Basic Drawing
COMM 3200: Intercultural Communication COMM 3329: Intercultural Communication
ECON 3403 : Introduction to International Economics in Latin America ECO 3320 : Emerging Market Economies
GEB 3120 : Innovation and Enterpreneurship ADV MGT ELEC
GEB 3350: Introduction to International Business MGT 3375: International Business
MKTG 3010: International Marketing Management MKT 4310: International Marketing
MKTG 3150: Sustainable Consumption and Production MKT 3375: Marketing for Social Change
MGMT 3030: Creative Leadership Skills MGT 4372: Effective Leadership
POL 3740: Economic Integration in Latin America POSI 3325: Economic Development in Latin America
PSY 3050: Cultural Psychology PSY 3334: Psychology of Human Diversity
SPN 101: Basic Oral Communication SPAN 1410: Beginning Spanish I*
SPN 102: Basic II SPAN 1420: Beginning Spanish II*
SPN 2301: Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 2310 : Intermed Span I + 2 ELNA
SPN 2320: Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 2320: Intermed Span II + 2 ELNA

* Students may not take both SPAN I and SPAN II during this summer program

Veritas University Courses Texas State Pre-Approved Course Equivalencies
· Archeology  
ARTH ELADV 4 CR HRS
· Art History  
ARTS ELNA 3 CR HRS
· Biology  
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
· Chemistry  
CHEM ELNA 4 CR HRS
· Communication  
COMM ELADV 4 CR HRS
· Computer Sicence  
CS ELNA 3 CR HRS
· Cultural Studies  
DVST ELADV 3 CR HRS
· Dance  
DAN ELNA 3 CR HRS
· Ecology  
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
· Economics  
ECO ELADV 4 CR HRS
ECO ELADV 3 CR HRS
· Env. Sciences  
BIO ELNA 4 CR HRS
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
AG ELADV 4 CR HRS
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
· Film Studies  
TH ELADV 4 CR HRS
· Helath Science  
ESS ELNA 3 CR HRS
H ED ELNA 4 CR HRS
H ED ELADV 4 CR HRS
H ED ELADV 4 CR HRS
· History  
HIST ELNA 3 CR HRS
HIST ELADV 3 CR HRS
· Humanities  
HUM ELADV 3 CR HRS
· Marine Biology  
ENV 3020 Marine Molecular Biology
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
· Philosophy  
PHIL ELADV 3 CR HRS
· Photography  
ARTS ELNA 4 CR HRS
ARTS ELNA 3 CR HRS
ARTS ELNA 4 CR HRS
· Political Science  
POSI ELNA 3 CR HRS
POSI ELADV 3 CR HRS
POSI ELADV 4 CR HRS
POSI ELADV 3 CR HRS
· Psychology  
PSY ELNA 3 CR HRS
· Religious Studies  
REL ELADV 3 CR HRS
· Spanish Language and Literature  
SPN 1002 Basic Spanish Oral Communication Skills SPAN ELNA 3 CR HRS
SPN 210 Intermediate Spanish Conversation SPAN ELNA 5 CR HRS
Advance Level  
SPN 301 Advanced Spanish I SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 302 Advanced Spanish II SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 304 Español para negocios/Business Spanish SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 310 Advanced Spanish Conversation SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 320 Herencia Cultural en Latinoamérica/Cultural Heritage in Latin America * SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 340 Técnicas de expresión oral avanzada/Advanced Techniques of Oral Expression SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 410 Redacción avanzada/Advanced Composition SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
· Studio Art  
ARTS ELNA 4 CR HRS
· Sustainability  
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
BIO ELNA 4 CR HRS
· Zoology  
BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS

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