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*UTK in Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; Monteverde, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Costs Sheets Summer 2
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
Language of Instruction:
Class Standing:
Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language Prerequisite:
6 Semesters
Course Prerequisite:
Spanish 323
Program Type: UT Faculty-Directed Open to non-UTK Students: Yes
Experience Type:
Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Anne Hulse
Field of Study:
Program Description:

Study Advanced Spanish in Costa Rica!

Costa Rica Volcano

Study Spanish  in the exciting, adventurous and exotic country of Costa Rica! Costa Rica boasts first place in the happiness and health index, published by the New Economics Foundation, and attracts high numbers of both tourists and international students every year. It is considered to be the most peaceful and democratic country in Latin America. One of its main sources of income is tourism. This democratic and peaceful country has not had an army since 1949. Costa Rica also proudly shelters 6% of the existing biodiversity in the entire world and is an attractive country for investment and offers great potential for the establishment of important multinational companies.  In a word, it is a paradise!


Students will take courses at the Costa Rican Language Academy and  earn 6 credits in the following courses:

SPAN 461/491. Introduction to the art of reading and interpreting literary texts and the writing of critical essays, with attention to language structures, literary terminology, theory and concepts such as romance, tragedy, comedy, irony, narrative voice, symbol, metaphor, etc. with application to works such as short stories, one-act plays, essays, and letters. Particular focus on Costa Rican literature.

SPAN 423/491. Develops writing and speaking skills to the advanced level, covering a wide range of topics and situations and including a variety of in-class and extra class activities.


Students will stay with host families in San Jose. The host families have been carefully selected to insure the comfort and safety for students. These homestays include single bedrooms, two meals per day (breakfast and dinner) , and weekly laundry services. Staying with local families helps students improve their Spanish language proficiency and become more familiar with the life, traditions and culture of Costa Rica.


Monteverde 3days/2 nights

Manuel Antonio 3 days/2 nights

Day trip to Poas/Doka/Sarchi

Faculty Contacts:

Dr. Luis Cano, Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature


This program is currently not accepting applications.

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