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Winter 2012: Costa Rica UAPP
January 07, 2012 - January 22, 2012
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
09/01/2011 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM176 Graham Hall
09/07/2011 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM176 Graham Hall
09/09/2011 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM176 Graham Hall
09/12/2011 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM176 Graham Hall
Health Meetings - attend one of the following:
10/18/2011 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMPerkins Student Center - Ewing
10/19/2011 3:00 PM - 4:00 PMPerkins Student Center - Ewing
Program Notes
Prospective students:  Since this program is being designed as a component of a Spring Semester 2012 course, participants will not need to pay Winter Session tuition.

To access the online application, click here.

Program Description

Study sustainable development in Costa Rica; a magnificent country known for its natural beauty, strong democracy, peaceful culture and friendly people! This course will explore the principles of social and environmental sustainability under the context of Costa Rica’s democratic government, history and culture. This study abroad will be based in several locations were students will enjoy the opportunity to meet Costa Rican professors, students, and community leaders. The experiential learning component of this program involves interaction with the University of Costa Rica, governmental and non-profit institutions, field stations and national parks. This winter session program includes a variety of excursions to the capital, museums, and exuberant natural places. Most of the time students will reside in double rooms in hotels, with several meals provided. Meals not included will allow the student the flexibility to make their own choices and arrangements for social interactions with new and old friends on your personal time. Spanish as a second language is not required. The Winter Session in Costa Rica is your chance to learn about one of the most interesting countries of the world.

Program Courses
Students must enroll in all courses for credit and a grade; pass/fail and audit registration is not permitted. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
All students must enroll in at least 3 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
SPECIAL NOTE:  This program is designed for graduate students and is a component of the UAPP 667 course scheduled for Spring Semester 2012.  Participants will be enrolled in the 0-credit UNIV course for Winter Session.
UAPP 667-070: Sustainable Development in Costa Rica (3 credits)
Taught by Professor Maria Aristigueta.

Sustainable Development in Costa Rica will explore the principles of social and environmental sustainable development; including, its history, culture, long-standing democracy and its nonprofit and governmental institutions. The field component of this course is hosted by the University of Costa Rica (School of Public Administration) and the Neotropica Foundation (nonprofit institution dedicated to natural resources conservation, education and community development).
Restrictions: Undergraduate participants must register for the crosslisted UAPP 467 course.
UNIV 370-033: Study Abroad - Costa Rica UAPP (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Requirements
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged as acceptances may be made on a rolling basis and the program may fill before the application deadline.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including a deposit and at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Elliott Hall, 26 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19716.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
Costs
The Program Fee usually covers housing and all excursions, but does not include transportation to/from the group's initial departure airport. Your specific Program Fee may or may not include these and other items. Check with the program's faculty director for details.
A $300.00 deposit towards the program fee must be paid no later than September 25, 2011, although we recommend that you pay your deposit within three working days of submitting your application. The deposit is non-refundable if you are admitted into the program. The program acceptance list will be available approximately two weeks later. See below for additional program fee and tuition payment deadlines.
All students pay all program fees via this website: http://www.udel.edu/global/studyabroad/information/payments_and_withdrawals.html. Credit card payments are not accepted.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Program Fee$2,670.00$2,670.00
Total (estimated)$2,670.00$2,670.00
Please note that final Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to airline taxes, fuel surcharges, exchange rates, or changes in the group size.

IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Deadlines
All payments and application materials are due by 5:00pm on the dates listed below:
Submit Program ApplicationOctober 21, 2011
$300.00 DepositSeptember 25, 2011
$1,500.00 DepositOctober 15, 2011
Final Program Fee BalanceNovember 05, 2011
Contacts
Maria Aristigueta
Faculty Director
188 Graham Hall
302-831-4570
mariaa@udel.edu
Lorelly Solano
Faculty Director
188 D Graham Hall
302-831-8526
lorellys@udel.edu

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.




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