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Costa Rica

SEA 297-CRI Sport & Recreation Development in Costa Rica

Term To Study: May-Term 2021
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Locations: La Fortuna, San Jose
Contact Phone: 515-961-1240
Contact Name: Clint Huntrods
Contact Email:
Estimated Costs: Preliminary cost estimate: $3,795 plus $112 for meals not covered by course fee and $145 passport fee, if needed. Anticipated length of time abroad: 14 days.
Program Description

SEA 297-CRI Sport & Recreation Development in Costa Rica (Clint Huntrods) ECC: Global Perspective, pending approval

This course is designed for students to study how sport and recreation organizations operate in Costa Rica including their role in developing the country socially, economically, and educationally. Students will immerse themselves in the local culture, participate in local sport tourism opportunities and engage with local sport and recreation organizations to complete service learning projects. An extensive consulting study will also be done for a partnering sport organization. This major project will result in a written deliverable document and presentation in-country. There will be journaling, in-person and online discussions completed while students are in-country and two reflection papers completed as a part of this course.

Priority application deadline for May Term 2021: Tuesday, October 6, 2020. Selection decisions announced via email from the OIE for applications received by the priority deadline: Tuesday, October 13, 2020. Applications received after October 6 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