Program Details

This course introduces students to the European heritage and Indigenous cultures and the contemporary sociopolitical, ecologic, and economic issues facing the developing countries of Central America.
Location:
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Study Spanish in a four-hour-a-day intensive at Centro Linguístico Converse, a mountaintop school, in a class of no more than four students, based on your language level. Take a 3 credit course, The Culture and Social Issues of Central America. Explore social policy issues as they affect vulnerable populations, particularly children and families. Live with a host family in a charming town outside San José, the capital of Costa Rica.

This course introduces students to the European heritage and Indigenous cultures and the contemporary sociopolitical, ecologic, and economic issues facing the developing countries of Central America.

Costs include 3 credits. Personal, lodging, and travel expenses connected to the course are additional to the tuition and are the responsibility of the participant. The program is cosponsored by a local Dominican University, Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestro. Students live with host families in Santiago or in shared apartments in Sosa.
Setting Description:
The program includes discussions of readings and films as well as site visits to a public preschool for severely malnourished children, a private shelter for abused and neglected girls, and a nonprofit child abuse prevention agency with a current emphasis on sexual trafficking and tourism.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
No
Scholarships Description:
Students can transfer their federal financial aid from their home institution to help pay for their tuition at NYU Shanghai. Visit the financial aid office at your home school to learn more about consortium agreements.

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