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Indianola, IA 50125
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Costa Rica

International Student Teaching in Costa Rica

Term To Study: Fall 2021
Application Deadline: Nov 02, 2020
Major 1: Education
Subject 1:
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Internship
Contact Phone: 5159611564
Contact Name: Patricia Woodward-young
Contact Email:
Estimated Costs: •$1,150 program cost ($200 payable at time of sending in registration set, with the remaining payable no later than May 15, 2021
•$75 - $100 per week for room and board expenses typically for 8 weeks in the classroom
•Flight/transportation costs
•Visa (fees varies by country) and passport ($145)
•Health insurance which will cover the student while abroad
•Classroom liability insurance purchased through ISEA or IPEI
Program Description

Simpson’s education majors have the opportunity to spend half of a semester abroad while gaining real-world teaching experience. The rigid structure of most teacher education programs makes it difficult for students to take part in a traditional study-abroad experience. Yet this kind of cultural immersion is vitally important for future teachers, because it helps them develop the flexibility and perspective to work successfully with students from different cultures in their own classrooms back home.
The Global Gateway for Teachers is designed to give students those multicultural student experiences while also fulfilling their degree requirements for student teaching. After successfully completing their initial 8-week long “stateside” student teaching placements, participants can then complete the second half of their student teaching experience abroad.

Quick Facts

Population: 4636348
Capital: San Jose
Per-capita GDP: $ 12100
Size: 51100 km2
Time Zone: (GMT - 06:00 hours) Central Time (US & Canada)

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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Simpson College Office of International Education