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. Explore Beautiful Costa Rica!

The Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP) offers students a five-week program in San José, Costa Rica, coordinated by College of DuPage.

Adventure awaits as you explore beautiful Costa Rica. It is a peaceful and democratic country. The capital, San José, enjoys year-round temperatures in the 70s and is the cultural center of the country with its breathtaking National Theatre, museums, galleries and shops.

Program Description:
Participants study Spanish in small classes taught by native speakers at a private language institute in San José. Serving as both the political and cultural capital of Costa Rica, San José provides students with ample opportunity for immersion in the language and culture. Its central location allows students easy access to all areas of the country including rain forests, volcanoes and beaches.

Program Credits:
Students will take 6-7 transferable college credits.
• Spanish (3-4)
• Culture and Civilization of Costa Rica (3)

No previous study of Spanish is required.

Cost Includes:
• Airfare
• Instructional costs
• Homestay
• Breakfast and dinner daily
• Course-related field trips

Not Included:
• Passport
• Home institution tuition and fees, if applicable
• Insurance
• Personal expenses

Lodging and Meals:
Students will be housed in carefully selected Costa Rican homes in double occupancy rooms. Breakfast, dinner and laundry service is provided by the host families.

Additional Information:
For additional information on this program, please contact the ICISP Representative at your institution.


Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs, Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8664
Fax: (309) 268-7986
For questions regarding this website, contact the ICISP office
Last Updated: August 2014

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