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Fewer than 14 days
Human relations in a Multicultural Society: Experience Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica
May 17 - June 13, 2015
Students will be exposed to many aspects of multiculturalism. This course prepares students to critically examine the social, cultural, and, to some extent, political foundations of inequality in society and in United States society and U.S. Public Education. The main purpose of this course is the study and application of positive relationships in diverse communities in school and the larger community, through in-class explorations, study abroad experiences as well as service learning work in schools and the community.
The course places a strong emphasis on community building. Students will participate in service learning projects in the communities. They may include projects at schools, elderly institutions, orphanages, etc.
The students will also participate in cultural activities provided by the partnering organization and through optional tours/programs. All of these activities will involve direct contact with Costa Rican locals and offer opportunity for continued relationship outside of the organized event.