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Dr. Betsy Dahms

Dr. Gael Guzman-Medrano

Summer Studies Abroad in Costa Rica

April 26 - May 24, 2015

Come study Spanish in Heredia, Costa Rica, the City of Flowers! Over the course of four weeks, you can earn six credits for courses in Spanish language, culture, and literature at the 2000 through 4000-levels. Courses are taught by UWG faculty and by faculty at the host school, the Intercultura Centro de Idiomas. In additional to academic classes, you can also participate in extracurricular activities such as dance classes, cooking classes, film series, and conversation exchanges with Costa Rican university students. You will live and dine with Costa Rican families selected carefully by Intercultura for their friendliness, welcoming homes, and proximity to the school. Please see Intercultura's website at

Located approximately 20 minutes outside the capital city San Jose, Heredia is a picturesque colonial town, as well as home to Costa Rica's National University. It is within close driving distance of the 2015 excursion destinations, which are included in the program price:

La Paz Waterfall Gardens (day trip)

Arenal Volcano with Baldi Hot Springs (1 night)

Manuel Antonio National Park and Beaches (2 nights)

Bribri indigenous village, chocolate tour, hunting demonstration and lunch with a traditional medicine man and family (1 night)