SSU Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica

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SSU Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica

The University System of Georgia is made up of 26 higher education institutions and Savannah State University is one of them. Any student from the System interested in Study Abroad can apply as a transient student and join the SSU Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica, while earning up to 9 credits. In the past we hosted students from Albany State, Georgia College and   Kennesaw State, as a part of Savannah State Study Abroad Program.

Please contact our liaison, Professor Irina Tedrick, for more information about requirements,  forms, class offerings and itinerary related to this Program.

Irina Tedrick
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Savannah State University
3219 College Drive
Savannah, GA, 31404
Office: 141 Payne Hall
Phone: 912-358-3326
E-mail: tedricki@savannahstate.edu

Itinerary

June 29th– July 27th, 2019.

Saturday, June 29th
  1. Arrival to Juan Santamaría Int’l Airport
  2. Transfer to host families
Sunday, June 30th
  1. Morning:10:00 am. City walking tour in Grecia.
  2. Welcome lunch
Monday, July 1st
  1. Morning:Placement test
  2. Initial orientation
  3. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Tuesday, July 2nd
  1. Morning: Conference
  2. Guest Speaker:Professor M.L. Diego Álvarez Alfaro from the University of Costa Rica. Masters in Central American Culture.
  3. Theme:Costa Rica: An overview of the country and culture.
  4. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Wednesday, July 3rd
  1. Morning: Free time
  2. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Thursday, July 4th
  1. Morning: 9:00 am. Half day excursion to Doka Coffee tour (lunch included).
  2. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Friday, July 5th
  1. Morning: 10:00Dance class
  2. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Saturday, July 6th 8:00 am. Full day excursion to La Paz Waterfall Gardens (lunch included) + Poás Volcano
Sunday, July 7th 7:30 am. Full day excursion to canopy (zip line) and hot springs (lunch included)
Monday, July 8th
  1. Morning: Free time
  2. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Tuesday, July 9th
  1. Morning:Free time
  2. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Wednesday, July 10th
  1. Morning:Free time
  2. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Thursday, July 11th
  1. Morning: 7:00 am. San José city tour (public bus)
  2. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
Friday, July 12th
  1. Morning:Free time
  2. Afternoon: 1:00 pm. – 5:00 pm. Spanish class
  3. Depart to weekend excursion to Manuel Antonio
Saturday, July 13th Weekend excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park and beach area.
Sunday, July 14th Weekend excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park and beach area.
Monday, July 15th
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: Free time
Tuesday, July 16th
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: 12:00 pm. Cooking class
Wednesday, July 17th
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: Free time
Thursday, July 18th
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: “Tarde de cine latinoamericano”
Friday, July 19th Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
Saturday, July 20th or Sunday, July 21st Free weekend in case the group want to go to the Caribbean Coast.
Monday, July 22nd
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: Free time
Tuesday, July 23rd
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: Sarchíshopping tour (in public bus).
Wednesday, July 24th
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: “Tarde de cine latinoamericano”
Thursday, July 25th
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: Free time
Friday, July 26th
  1. Morning: 8:00 am. – 12:00 pm. Spanish class
  2. Afternoon: Farewell party and presentation of certificates of participation.
Saturday, July 27th Departures

 

INCLUDES:

  • Pick up and drop off from/to San José International Airport (SJO)
  • Accommodations with a host family includes breakfast and dinner
  • 80 hours of Spanish class
  • Laundry Service
  • Study materials
  • Coffee break each day of class
  • Internet service at the school
  • Dance classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Tour of the city (learning the most important places).
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Lecture about Costa Rica
  • Half day excursion to Coffee Tour with lunch included
  • Full day excursion to Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls Gardens with lunch and enter fees included
  • Full day excursion to canopy (zip line) and hot springs at Arenal Volcano area with lunch included
  • San José city tour
  • Weekend excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park and beach area including lodging for two nights, breakfast, tour guide, enter fee and transportation.
  • Sarchí shopping tour (artisanal town)
  • Farewell party
Program Fees
Price per student: $2,500.
Cost for credits not included