ACM Costa Rica: Language, Society & the Environment

an Associated Colleges of the Midwest Program

Subjects: Spanish language, Latin American and Costa Rican studies, literature. A special project is included.

Prerequisites: The program is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors with at least 2 years of college spanish or the equivalent.

Length: Fall semester; (may be combined with Field Research semester in Spring for a full year program).

Dates: August - December

Credit: Recommended course load is 18 semester hours (4 semester hours = one Albion College unit).

Housing: With families in San José.

Costs not Covered by Albion: Students are responsible for lunches, personal expenses, books, and travel to and from the program site. Recent participants have budgeted $75 for books and about $300 per month for local travel in San José and other incidental expenses.

Application Deadline: Students are encouraged to apply early because spaces are limited. The deadline is March 15.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kyle Shanton

Comments: The academic program has three major components: Spanish language, the Elective Course and Introduction to Costa Rica. Midway through the program, students leave San José and go to live with rural families for three weeks. All courses are taught in Spanish in accordance with the program's emphasis on language study as the key to in-depth understanding of the culture


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