Info Session - Costa Rica: Turrialba - Capstone: People, Culture and the Land
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Info Session - Costa Rica: Turrialba - Capstone: People, Culture and the Land

Join us for an info session on this Summer 2019 Education Abroad program through Portland State University:

Monday, January 28, 2019
12 - 1pm
KMC 605 (Classroom)


This capstone provides an opportunity to learn about Costa Rica and immerse yourself in the culture. The course includes an 18 day service-learning experience in the city of Turrialba, Costa Rica. In Turrialba, you will learn through service in a community-based setting such as a school, organic farm or social service agency. Late afternoons will be spent studying Spanish and critically reflecting on social, political, economic and environmental issues in Costa Rica. Educational field trips to other parts of Costa Rica will be scheduled during the weekends.

Students will be at their service-learning sites for about 6 hours each weekday morning during our time in Costa Rica. Service site groups are formed in advance of the trip and generally consist of 2-4 students per site with a strong Spanish speaker in each group. The nature of the service varies from site to site. For example, some students engage in organic farming activities, some students teach English in public school settings, and some students care for children (play/tutoring activities) at a public orphanage

Travel Dates: August 16 - September 2, 2019
Credit: 6 credits - UNST 421