(815) 464-1800

​​This winter, escape to San Jose, 

the heart of Costa Rica.


This Intersession program is a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to gain cultural insight while choosing to build Spanish language skills and/or taking a course in biology to to learn about the variety of plant life in Costa Rica. Students receive the ultimate immersion experience in host families  while they live
 and breathe the life of the ticos. 


Program Dates for 2018

January 1 (arrival day in Costa Rica)
January 26 (departure day in Costa Rica)

QUICK LINKS


 SDMC PROGRAM WEBPAGE

PROGRAM DETAILS

APPLICATION


Mail completed applications to

MLSA, P.O. Box 548, Frankfort, IL 60423.

OR

E-mail applications to info@mlsa.com.


QUESTIONS?

Add your name to the interested list.

E-mail with questions:

sdmesacostarica@gmail.com

Contact San Diego Mesa College: 

Prof. Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez (Spanish)

E-mail: dschoenb@sdccd.edu


Prof. Bill Brothers (Biology)

E-mail: bbrother@sdccd.edu

Contact an MLSA Coordinator:

Phone: 815-464-1800

E-mail: info@mlsa.com


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
For information about financing your study abroad trip, please contact the study abroad office and financial aid office at your home university.

Visit the financial aid webpage. 

http://www.sdmesa.edu/academics/study-abroad/financial-aid-and-scholarships.shtml


​​​Affordable Summer Study Abroad Programs

​​​PROGRAM INFORMATION

COST: $ 1,985 program fee + $100 registration fee


COURSES OFFERED:
Conversational Spanish 210 (3 units)

Prerequisite: Spanish 102

Taught by SDMC Professor, Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez. 


Conversational Spanish 211 (3 units)

Prerequisite: Spanish 210
Taught by SDMC Professor, Dora Schoenbrun-Fernandez.

Biology 180: People and Plants (3 units)

​Prerequisite: 101 English Advisory

Taught by SDMC Professor, Bill Brothers


CLASS SCHEDULE:​

Classes take place Monday - Thursday. 

Spanish 210 / 211 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Biology 180 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

Planned cultural and academic excursions or activities may substitute class time. 


WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE: 

  • Airport pick-up on arrival day (during the established timeframe, approximately 9:00-6:00 PM)
  • Classroom on the Universidad de Costa Rica Campus
  • Use of facilities at the Universidad de Costa Rica, such as the library.
  • Lodging in a single room in a Costa Rican host family
  • Two meals per day, breakfast and dinner
  • Pre-departure services from MLSA
  • On-site orientation
  • Walking tour of campus
  • The following activities:  
                       Walking Tour of Downtown San Jose
                       Visit to the Museo Nacional in San Jose

                               Community Service Day

  • The following excursions:

​                               Excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park
​                               Half-Day Excursion to Coffee Plantation

  • Logistics planned for optional excursions, additional fee applies
  • 24/7 MLSA staff on-site
  • Return transportation only arranged for students leaving as a group at a pre-determined time.


NOT INCLUDED:
Non-refundable $100 registration fee to MLSA, San Diego Mesa College tuition; books; round-trip airfare; airport taxes if applicable; personal effects insurance and expenses; optional excursions (other than those indicated as included in the program fee), return transportation to the airport if not leaving as a group.


OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM FEE:

  • Volcano Poas and Cataratas de la Paz Excursion
  • One-Day Cruise Excursion
  • Braulio Carrillo National Park Adventure Excursion


spanish Language and Culture + Biology

Winter Intersession STUDY ABROAD Program

In San Jose, Costa RicA

WITH SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE