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Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program

All Abroad!

Scholarships available for all selected participants

San Jose, Costa Rica

Program Dates: July 6 - August 10, 2019

Program Leader: Dr. Laura Rodríguez Amaya | |512.245.7802 | ASBN 207 |

San Jose, Costa Rica

Selected students will share their experience and diverse perspectives through their participation in this program as well as  in various activities and events organized by Texas State and the Study Abroad Office upon return to Texas State.

The Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program offers students the opportunity to receive a special scholarship provided by the Study Abroad Office in the amount of $2,000. This initiative is part of the commitment of the Texas State Study Abroad Office to increase diversity in study abroad programs as well as our Latin American Engagement Plan.

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    • Texas State University is a proud member of Diversity Abroad, a leading international organization devoted to connecting diverse students, recent graduates, and young professionals with international educational and career opportunities. 
    • The Texas State Latin American Engagement plan was created in 2015. One of the goals of this initiative is to increase student mobility and engagement in Latin America through study abroad programs.
    • Texas State University is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion. The Study Abroad Office, in collaboration with Diversity Abroad and Cultural Experiences Abroad (CEA), is a proud sponsor of the Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica.

Total Cost $4,275 -$2,000 Scholarship = $2,275

San Jose, Costa Rica

This cost includes: 

  • Tuition and fees for up to 6 hours of university credits
  • Social and cultural activities
  • Homestay with local families
  • Daily breakfast and dinner 
  • On-site support from your Academic Program Director, Dr.  Laura Rodríguez 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 Summer 2018: $3,665.92                      

Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Program cost: $2, 275.00

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.
  1-2 Cultural Activities in Costa Rica with other CEA students and a farewell meal.
  The experience of a lifetime: included in the program price
  International airfare: $600.00* 
Total: $ 3,665.92 Total: $2,875.00

* These costs are estimated and for reference only.


Veritas University Courses Texas State Equivalencies
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 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 Spanish I SPAN 1410
SPN 102 Basic Spanish II SPAN 1420
SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I SPAN 2310 + 2 ELNA
SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II SPAN 2320 + 2 ELNA

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

Veritas University Courses Summer 2019 Texas State Pre Approved Equivalencies
ARCH 3112 History of Latin American Architecture and Art ARTH ELADV 4 CR HRS
Art History  
ART 2100 Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice * ARTS ELNA 3 CR HRS
CHEM 1050 Introduction to the Physical and Chemical Basis of Everyday Life * CHEM ELNA 4 CR HRS
COMM 3070 Creative Conflict Resolution & Gender * COMM ELADV 4 CR HRS
Cultural Studies  
ETH 3100 Selected Topics in Afro-Caribbean Studies * DVST ELADV 3 CR HRS
DNCE 2500 Theory of Latin American Tropical Dance * DAN ELNA 3 CR HRS
ENV 3044 Tropical Ecology BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
ENV 3170 Freshwater Ecology  
GEB 3500 Ecotourism: The Costa Rica Case * ECO ELADV 4 CR HRS
HIS 3290 Costa Rican Economic and Human Development * ECO ELADV 3 CR HRS
Env. Sciences  
ENV 3005 Environmental Impact and Social Development * BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
ENV 3100 Tropical Birds * BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
ENV 3160 Conservation Biology and Endangered Marine Species BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
ENV 3190 Tropical Marine Biology * BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
ENV 3500 Bees and Butterflies - Pollinators of the Tropics BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
ENV 3740 Climate Change: Impacts and Adaptations BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
ENV 4040 Sustainable Development & Environmental Awareness * BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
Film Studies  
CTV 3400 Documentary Appreciation TH ELADV 4 CR HRS
Health Sciences  
HHD 1020 Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Exercises for Common Sport Injuries ESS ELNA 3 CR HRS
HHD 1050 Holistic Health Approaches H ED ELNA 4 CR HRS
HHD 3070 Conflict Resolution and Health Care * H ED ELADV 4 CR HRS
HIS 3293 Costa Rican Health Care System and Tropical Medicine H ED ELADV 4 CR HRS
HIS 2302 Contemporary Latin American History HIST ELNA 3CR HRS
HUM 3513 Costa Rica Colloquium: History & Culture * HUM ELADV 3 CR HRS
PHIL 3100 Philosophy and Integrated Thought of the Classic World PHIL ELADV 3 CR HRS
PHOT 2100 Ecological Photography ARTS ELNA 4 CR HRS
PHOT 2130 Cultural Photography * ARTS ELNA 3 CR HRS
Political Science  
POL 2500 Human Rights in Latin America POSI ELNA 3 CR HRS
POL 3100 Costa Rican Tradition: Peace and Democracy POSI ELADV 3 CR HRS
POL 3420 Costa Rican Environmental Policy: A History of Policy, Politics and Action * POSI ELADV 4 CR HRS
POL 3450 International Relations in Latin America * POSI ELADV 3 CR HRS
PSY 2200 Health and Psychology PSY ELNA 3 CR HRS
Spanish Language & Literature  
SPN 1002 Basic Spanish Oral Communication Skills SPAN ELNA 3 CR HRS
Studio Arts  
ART 2130 Mural Painting and Public Art * ARTS ELNA 4 CR HRS
SUSD 3000 Sustainable Lifestyles SOCI ELADV 4 CR HRS
THEO 3150 Major World Religions REL ELADV 3 CR HRS
ENV 3120 Land Vertebrates of Costa Rica BIO ELADV 4 CR HRS
SPN 210 Intermediate Spanish Conversation SPAN ELNA 5 CR HRS
SPN 301 Advanced Spanish I SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 302 Advanced Spanish II SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 310 Advanced Spanish Conversation SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 320 Cultural Heritage in Latin America * SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 340 Advanced Techniques of Oral Expression SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS
SPN 410 Advanced Composition SPAN ELADV 5 CR HRS

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