COSTA RICA - ¡PURA VIDA!
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND SPANISH FOR TRAVELSummer 2020
PURA VIDA or Life is Good! And that is how you will feel in this exciting Study Abroad Program in amazing Costa Rica: volcanos, organic farms, cloud forest, rain forest, zip lining and more...it is all there waiting for you. Come and earn 6 credits while you immerse yourself in this friendly and spectacular country!Lodging: Participants will stay in double or triple accommodation with same-sex participants at hotels/guest houses with internet access
This Program is part of a Contextualized Learning Community; Students selected to participate in the program must register for the following courses:
*Students should be mindful of the minimum credit hours needed in order to be considered full/part time enrolment.**This course satisfies Biological Sciences and/or General Education requirements. Honors students will be able to participate as Honors by Contract upon approval by the Honors College.Note: All students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.
This program is open for students at least 18 years of age with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher. This program is open to students of all programs of study.Broward College degree-seeking students will be given priority for application and admission into this program.All interested students should visit an Academic Advisor prior to applying to a Faculty-led Study Abroad program as to review their class standing, part/full time status, graduation date and how the course(s) offered in the program fit or affect a student’s educational plan.
PROGRAM FEE: $3,100.00 Costs Included: airfare, accommodations, all programed activites, three meals a day, all in country ground transportation, entrances to cultural and natural sites, airport exit fee and international emergency travel/medical insuranceCosts Not Included: BC tuition and fees, books & supplies, passport, visa costs (may apply to non-U.S. citizens) s Payment Deadlines:
APPLICATION DEADLINES HAVE BEEN EXTENDED- CONTACT FACULTY FOR MORE INFORMATION!
Application & Deposit- $550 Due: December 2, 2019. ExtendedPayment 2- $1,550 Due: January 27, 2020Final Payment - $1,000 Due: March 31 , 2020Passport & Physician’s Statement Due: March 31, 2020Program deposit and payments: Contact a faculty leaders for instructions on making payments at a BC Cashier's office. BC degree-seeking students who are looking to defray the program cost should check out the Faculty-Led Travel Grants and the study abroad scholarships & funding page regarding grants and scholarship opportunities that may be available to them!
In order to apply, students must contact faculty leaders Prof. Claudia Sahagun or Dr. Nilo Marin via email and participate in a short interview prior to submitting any application paperwork. Once approved to move ahead with the application, the student will submit the following to the faculty leader:
Program deposit and payments: Contact a faculty leader for instructions on making payments at a BC Cashier's office.As part of the application and acceptance process, students must read the student handbook.Do you have questions about the application process or want to find out about funding and scholarship opportunities? Contact the study abroad office at email@example.com !
Faculty leaders teach the courses connected to this program and travel with the students abroad. For more information regarding the program, please contact the following faculty leaders:Professor Claudia SahagunForeign LanguagesCentral Campus(954) firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. Nilo MarinBiology/ Environmental SciencesCentral Campus(954) email@example.com
PassportA passport is an official government document which validates a traveler’s identity and country of citizenship. Students, regardless of nationality, who are interested in studying abroad MUST have a passport valid for at least 6 months after their return date in order to do so. For U.S. citizens, information on applying for a passport is available on the U.S. Department of State website.VisaA visa, different from a passport, is a government document placed in the individual's passport which authorizes them to request entry into the host country for a limited duration of time for business, pleasure, study, or other.
U.S Citizens are not required to obtain a visa to enter Costa Rica for stays less than 90 days. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the study abroad office for more information about their specific case.
International StudentsF-1 international students attending Broward College who are interested in participating in a study abroad program should first speak with a Designated School Official (DSO) through the International Admissions Office to discuss their immigration status and any special circumstances they may need to consider prior to applying for the program.
Health ConsiderationsVaccinations: There are no required/mandatory vaccinations to travel to Costa Rica unless recommended by a physician or specific health conditions of a participant. All participants should be up to date with all routine vaccinations. For country-specific health and immunization information visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official Website.Physical Activity: Physician's Statement: All participants must submit a complete and signed physician's statement/release prior to program start date.Safety and Travel ConsiderationsThe United States established diplomatic relations with Costa Rica in 1851, following its independence from Spain and the later dissolution of a federation of Central American states. The United States and Costa Rica have a history of close and friendly relations based on mutual respect for democratic freedoms, free trade, and other shared values. Costa Rica’s own history and record on the environment, human rights, and advocacy for the peaceful settlement of disputes give it a weight in world affairs far beyond its size, and Costa Rica and the United States often share similar positions (votes) in international fora.
It is estimated that approximately 120,000 private American citizens,
including many retirees, reside in the country and more than a million
American citizens visit Costa Rica annually.The U.S Department of State offers country information pages to assist international travelers. Each country information page contains a Travel Advisory, Alerts, and other important details specific to that country that could affect you. Pay close attention to the entry and exit requirements, local laws and customs, health conditions, and other details to decide whether traveling to that country is right for you.Please review Costa Rica's country information page for country-specific information.For more information about health, safety, emergency preparation and travel considerations please review the Faculty-led Study Abroad Student Handbook.
Program Specific Policies
you have questions about the application process or want to find out
about funding and scholarship opportunities? Contact the study abroad
office at firstname.lastname@example.org !
The Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Student Handbook provides the student information covering a wide variety of topics which pertain to the policies and procedures regarding study abroad. Students should check back frequently for any updates or changes to the handbook.