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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Restrictions: Minnesota State Mankato applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Type: Faculty-Led Program
Program Description:

Gender and Land: Activism in Costa Rica

January 3, 2019 - January 10, 2019

Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate and may contact Laura Harrison at or Danielle Haque at with interest to this program.

This program focuses on Costa Rican leadership, activism, culture, and politics. Students will learn about the itersections 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 this could be equated to: GEOG250, GWS277/477, and ENG433.

Updated 10/10/18 L.Z.

This program is currently not accepting applications.