** 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.
Sponsored by the
Department of World Languages & Cultures
Students interested in this program must first receive permission to participate from the program leader.
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 Brochure: Click here for additional important information for this program - 2015-16 Brochure.docx
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.
Dates and Credits (through Fall 2016; updates for Spring, Summer and Fall 2017 to come in September 2016)
Intensive Summer Sessions
(4 weeks) May 9 - June 3, 2016 = 6 UG credits; 3 G credits, 20 class hours per week
(4 weeks) June 6 - July 1, 2014 = 6 UG credits, 3 G credits, 20 class hours per week
Fall Semester 2016
(12 weeks) August 22 - November 11, 2016 = 18 UG credits, 9 G credits, 24 hours of instruction per week
Spring Semester 2016
(12 weeks) January 11 - April 1, 2016 = 18 UG credits, 9 G credits, 24 hours of instruction per week