School of Social Work

Costa Rica - Immersion in Culture, Community, and Language

If you are thinking about a career in social work, language interpreting, or other healthcare profession this travel course is for you! Spend two weeks in Costa Rica immersed in Spanish and Costa Rican culture. You will take Spanish classes and be involved in other fun cultural activities. Explore the culture of Latin America through a different lens while participating in service learning activities at various social service agencies. This SWO 344/544 course runs from January 2-13, 2018. Three (3) Undergraduate or Graduate Credits. Application deadline is November 3, 2017.

No prior knowledge of Spanish is needed

Scholarships are available

Students from all majors are encouraged to attend

Sponsored by the School of Social Work in cooperation with Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (AC.CE)

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Course Instructors: Stacia Fitch ( and Barbara Rich (