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  • Locations: Arenal, Costa Rica; Guanacaste, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Minnesota State Mankato applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 12/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/10/2020 05/17/2020

** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Faculty Director(s) / Program Contact: Dr. Danielle Haque, Dr. Laura Harrison FL - Credit Term: Spring
FL - Program Runs: May (spring credit) FL -Term Imbedded: Travel Only (no wraparound course)
MSU Sponsoring Academic Dept(s): English, Gender Studies, Women's Studies Program sponsorship indicator: Mankato Program
International or Domestic Destination: International Course Number: Eng 316, GWS 260, GWS 460
Program Type: Faculty-Led Program Program Length: Short-Term: 1-2 weeks
Program Description:

Gender and Land: Activism in Costa Rica

May 10-17, 2020 


Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate
 Contact Laura Harrison at laura.harrison@mnsu.edu or Danielle Haque at danielle.haque@mnsu.edu with interest in this program.


This program focuses on Costa Rican leadership, activism, culture, and politics. Students will learn about the intersections between feminist studies, writing, and activism, all within the context of Costa Rican politics and history. Students will also learn about the labor women are doing by visiting women's agricultural collectives and meeting women in political leadership positions.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify and articulate key social, cultural, and political issues for contemporary Costa Rican women.
  • Show an appreciation for the aesthetic qualities of literary and artistic texts.
  • Be able to formulate questions for investigation and discussion necessary for critical engagement with texts and reflection upon our travel experiences.
For Gender and Women's Studies and English students, this one credit seminar course would count as an elective toward the major or minor. This would also complement the education of a wide variety of majors in addition to those represented by the faculty, including Ethnic Studies, Business, Anthropology, History, Geography, and Political Science.

Courses: Eng 316 and GWS TBD (1 credit) 
Credit applied to Spring Semester 



Updated 8/22/2019 AO