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  • Locations: Grecia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: PSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 01/12/2020 ** Rolling Admission 07/11/2020 07/25/2020

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:
PROGRAM OVERVIEW
 
STFL Costa Rica CapThis program offers a two-week course of cultural and Spanish language immersion for social workers in Costa Rica. The course is designed for graduate students but is available to Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) students with consent of instructor and the BSW Program Director.

The Cultural and Spanish Language Immersion for Social Workers class is a two-week course offered with homestays in Grecia, Costa Rica. The academic content includes daily Spanish classes in the morning and afternoon lectures about Latino culture, Central American social services, and the social work profession in Costa Rica compared and contrasted with the United States. There are several field trips to various social service organizations around the central region of Costa Rica.



 
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Monday, October 28th
12:00-12:50
KMC 605
Friday, November 15th
12:00-12:50
Salem

626 High St. NE,
Salem, OR 97301, Room 203
 
FACT SHEET
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Faculty Leader Dawn Williamson
School of Social Work
Travel Dates July 11 - 25, 2020

*Students will be meeting their host families on Saturday, July 11th. It's common for students to arrive Friday to settle in and prepare for connecting with families the next day. If you choose to arrive on the 11th, please opt for a flight that arrives in Costa Rica earlier in the day. Questions? Ask Dawn Williamson
Areas of Study Masters in Social Work
Course & Credit SW 514: Cultural & Spanish Immersion for Social Workers in Costa Rica
3 credits
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  Spanish
Housing Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior, by approval
  • Senior, by approval
  • Graduate
*Preference is given to Masters in Social Work students
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Application Includes
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Unofficial Transcript (from banweb)
  • 2 short essays
  • 1 Recommendation Form (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
    • This is not a formal letter of recommendation, rather your recommender will need to fill out a short questionnaire about you with space for comments. 
    • This cannot be submitted by the program leader
    • These must be Professional or Academic in nature
  • Interview
PROGRAM FEE ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS TOTAL ESTIMATED COSTS
$2,690 $1,765 $4,455
APPLY FOR THE PSU EDUCATION ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP!
 
PROGRAM FEE INCLUDES
  • 3 PSU credits
  • Housing in homestay families
  • Most meals
  • Local Transportation
  • Entrance fees for course-related excursions
  • Ed Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health Insurance
ADDITIONAL ESTIMATED COSTS INCLUDES
  • International round-trip airfare (estimated at $800)
  • Additional meals (estimated at $15 per meal, for a total of $285)
  • Airport exit fees (estimated at $29)
  • Optional excursions (estimated at $250)
  • Immunizations (estimated at $200)
  • Personal spending money (estimated at $200)
  • Passport or visa 
    • US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in this program

*Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged the PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.