Program Details

The Costa Rica program will last 25 days. The program, based at the Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, offers study opportunities in one of the most advanced democracies in Latin America. Students will have the opportunity to interact with one of the fr
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Costa Rica offers students a challenging academic travel through breathtaking scenery, stirring cultural immersion, immense biodiversity, and a variety of exhilarating events. Through classroom activities and excursions, students have the opportunity to walk in tropical rainforest canopies, visit coffee plantations and hike to quetzal feeding areas high in the mountains of central Costa Rica.

The Costa Rica program will last 25 days. The program, based at the Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, offers study opportunities in one of the most advanced democracies in Latin America. Students will have the opportunity to interact with one of the friendliest cultures in Latin America. Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this program, though it is encouraged.

Credit will be awarded by Western Kentucky University and will be transferred to the student's institution.
Setting Description:
The program begins at the Arenal Volcano and then moves to Colorado near the Panama border where students meet their host families. KIIS Costa Rica continues with a four day visit to the beaches of the Osa Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean. From there, the group travels to San Marcos de Tarrazu, the heart of the coffee region, where students stay with their second homestay family.

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