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Costa Rica

SEA 197-CRI Costa Rica: Health and Education as a Human Right

Term To Study: May-Term 2019
Application Deadline: Jan 18, 2019
Program Starts: May 06, 2019
Program Ends: May 24, 2019
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Locations: San Jose
Contact Phone: 515-961-1818
Contact Name: Jackie Brittingham
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Estimated Costs: Preliminary cost estimate: $3,800 plus $54 for meals not covered by course fee, $50 for books, up to $150 for recommended immunizations, and $145 passport fee, if needed. Anticipated length of time abroad: 17 days
Program Description

SEA 197-CRI Costa Rica: Health and Education as a Human Right (Jackie Brittingham & Cyd Dyer); ECC: Global Perspective and Intercultural Communication

Costa Rica, known for its natural beauty, differs from its neighbors in its passion for human rights. What is unique about the historical, economic, and cultural forces that elevate healthcare and education as human rights? Experiences with Costa Ricans and the growing immigrant populations and engagement with government leaders, activists and educators will help us understand these forces. Readings and reflective discussions during the pre-course will provide a foundation for in-country journaling, conversations, and experiences. Students proficient in Spanish will help others practice conversational Spanish so all can fully enjoy the hospitality of our “Tico” hosts during our rural homestay.

Priority application deadline for May Term 2019: Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Selection decisions announced via email from the OIE for applications received by the priority deadline: Tuesday, October 9, 2018. Applications received after October 2 will be processed on a rolling basis. Those selection decisions will be announced approximately two weeks after the application is submitted.

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