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Spanish Language Study in Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Fall,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/05/2015 ** Rolling Admission 01/11/2016 04/01/2016
NOTE: Estimated dates as of 7/21/15. Actual dates will be available late-September. 12-weeks = January 11 - April 1; 16-weeks = January 11 - April 29.
Summer 2016 03/01/2016 ** Rolling Admission 05/09/2016 07/01/2016
NOTE: Estimated dates as of 7/21/15. Actual dates will be available late-September. Program duration options: 4-weeks = May 9-June 3 OR June 6-July 1. 8-weeks = May 9-July 1.
Fall 2016 03/02/2016 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact:
Gregory Taylor
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s):
World Languages and Cultures
Area(s) of Study: Costa Rican Culture, Latin American Culture, Latin American Studies, Spanish Language Required Class Status: 2nd Year
Course Number: Span 193, Span 194, Span 293, Span 294, Span 393, Span 394, Span 395, Span 493, Span 494, Span 495, Span 496, Span 497, Span 593, Span 594, Span 595, Span 596, Span 597 Number of Credits: 12, 18, 6
Exchange Program: No
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Intent of Program: Field experience (direct hands-on learning), Language study Program Length: Semester or Year
Application(s) Required:
Minnesota State Mankato (Online Through This Site) Classes will be taken with:: Combination of int'l and U.S. students
Accommodation Options: Homestay Number of students per room: Single available for an additional charge, Two
Program sponsorship indicator:
Mankato Program
Program Description:
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Sponsored by the
Department of World Languages & Cultures

Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate from the program leader.



Program Aims:

Minnesota State University, Mankato's Study Abroad in Spain, Ecuador or Costa Rica program offers a serious academic experience that affords an opportunity to study the Spanish language, Spanish Culture, and Spanish or Spanish American Literature in a natural setting. The program welcomes the participation of not only those who intend to Major or Minor in Spanish, but also those who desire to use Spanish as a collateral skill for a variety of occupations. The program concentrates on intensive study of the Spanish language and Spanish Peninsular or Spanish American Culture. Course work in Spanish Peninsular Literature (Spain) or in Spanish American Literature (Ecuador and Costa Rica) is also available for qualified and interested students. Even persons with no previous study of Spanish are welcome to participate.


Program Locations: Click here for additional important enrollment instructions for this program - Enrollment Instructions.doc 

MSU is affiliated with COSI (the Costa Rica Spanish Institute} in the capital city of San José and Manuel Antonio, on the Pacific Coast. San José is in a friendly and relatively tranquil city with easy access to both ocean coasts. Manuel Antonio is a small city on the Pacific Coast where beautiful beaches and natural phenomena abound. Students may study in either or both locations.