Social Workers Program
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A Language and Cultural Immersion Program
To give social workers the opportunity to improve their Spanish
language skills, enhance their cultural competency, and learn about
the social work profession in Costa Rica. The California Chapter
of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-CA) assisted
in planning this two-week program.
- To improve attendees’ language skills (levels may
range from low beginning through high advanced).
- To enhance attendees’ cultural competency by offering
lectures regarding the Latin culture.
- To give attendees the opportunity to live with host families
and to enhance cultural understanding.
- To provide attendees with information about the social
work profession in Central America.
- To give attendees the
opportunity to experience social work by scheduling visits
with local agencies.
This program is scheduled for a two-week period with specific
days and times for curriculum related activities. This two-week
program will provide a total of 40 hours of language classes and
16 hours of cultural classes and activities. Each class has a maximum
of four students and the emphasis is on conversational skills.
|First Saturday :
|First Sunday Afternoon :
|Monday – Friday :
||Language classes 20 hours per week
|Tuesdays & Thursdays :
||Cultural classes and activities 8 hours per week
|Final Friday Evening :
|| Departure day
(a) Costa Rica: An overview of the country and culture
Social Work in Costa Rica: What, who, how, and where
Social Work in Latin America
Speakers will include local social work professionals and educators.
Visits will be made to agencies located within an hour drive from
2013 Program Dates
Arrival day: Saturday, December 7th
Departure day: Saturday, December 21st
2014 Program Dates
Arrival day: Saturday, January 4th
Departure day: Saturday, Jan. 18th
Arrival day: Saturday, May 31st
Departure day: Saturday, June 14th
Arrival day: Saturday, July 19th
Departure day: Saturday, August 2nd
Program fees for December 2013 and January 2014 sessions.
$1,295.00 – This option is highly suggested for program attendees.
$1,295.00 (this option does not include dinner)
Program fees for May-June 2014 and July-August 2014 sessions.
$1,350.00 – This option is highly suggested for program attendees.
$1,350.00 (this option does not include dinner)
You can receive 20 CEU’s through Homestead Schools for attending this program.
Extending the Stay
Register for additional weeks of language classes either before or after this program and receive a 10% discount on extra fees.
Program fee includes the following :
|Shuttle from and to the Airport
||San Jose International Airport (SJO)
||Two meals daily (breakfast and dinner) and laundry service
*Staying in a villa does not include dinner
||Cooking and dance classes
||Language workbook and other cultural materials
||Computer lab and Wi - Fi available in the campus school and Wi - Fi at the villas.
|Tour of the city
||Learn about local attractions and points of interest
Not included in this fee
The cost of airfare and any tour or excursion such as jungle tour,
ACCE Contact Information: Email Address: