Program Information
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Winter 2023: Costa Rica LLCU
January 04, 2023 - February 02, 2023 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Meetings
Interest Meetings:
04/18/2022 4:00 PM - 5:00 PMTBDEmail Faculty Directors for location of meeting.
05/03/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/98569762893
05/16/2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PMZoom Link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/98569762893
Program Notes
Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program..
Please review the CGPS COVID-19 Updates page before applying to a study abroad program.

All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 8-11 weeks (2-3 months) to process a passport.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.
Program Description
Study Spanish in Costa Rica, a country known for its natural wonders, which spends more on education than on defense and boasts the longest tradition of orderly, democratic government in Central America. While in Costa Rica you will live in the city of Heredia, the capital of the province of Heredia. You will enjoy the pleasant climate of the city, its public and historic buildings, its recreational activities and the up-to-date facilities at our host university, the Ulatina Heredia (Universidad Latina - Heredia campus). Because of its central location, Heredia provides easy access to a variety of interesting and beautiful sites.

This program typically offers a mixture of day trips and weekend excursions which expose students to the culture and unique natural environment of Costa Rica. These excursions may include destinations such as national parks, beaches, volcanoes, a variety of cities and towns, as well as attractions in and around the city of Heredia.

The Program Fee includes housing in hotels in double or triple rooms, all group excursions, some meals, and international medical insurance. If UD study abroad travel policies allow, this program will offer homestay accommodations.


The Program Fee does NOT include airfare or transportation to/from airports in the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Costa Rica . Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

Some meals during travel and on weekends are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of each student. Additionally, transportation costs to and from the student housing and Ulatina Heredia for classes and excursions are the responsibility of each student. Please contact the program director for more specific information.
ACCESSIBILITY: Students with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged to study abroad, but should be aware that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students take LLCU 207 Cultures in Context and choose one other level-specific language course.

Please note: This program is designed for intermediate-level students of Spanish (i.e., those who have not yet reached the 300-level).
LLCU 207-071: Cultures in Context - Multicultural (3 credits)
Taught abroad in English, this course introduces students to their host culture and its history. Includes excursions to important cultural and natural sites, readings and discussion, and research on the host culture.
Satisfies the following requirements:
University History Breadth
Arts and Sciences - Group B
Multicultural
SPAN 106-070: Spanish II - Elementary/Intermediate (4 credits)
Completion of basic Spanish. Increasing mastery of the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.
Prerequisite: SPAN 105
Satisfies the following requirements:
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Two to three years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
SPAN 107-070: Spanish III - Intermediate (4 credits)
Review of grammar, continued practice in speaking and writing, and reading texts of average difficulty.
Prerequisite: SPAN 106
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Foreign Language
Other: EG BREADTH: COE Breadth Requirement
Restrictions: Four years of high school Spanish acceptable in lieu of prerequisite.
UNIV 370-040: Study Abroad - Costa Rica LLCU (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
The Winter Session Program in Costa Rica is designed for any student, regardless of major, who is interested in studying Spanish language at the intermediate level and who has taken at least Spanish 105 or 2-3 of Spanish in high school. We encourage Freshmen to apply!

Please note: This program is designed for intermediate-level students of Spanish (i.e. those who have not yet reached the 300-level).

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.

For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including 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 email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

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
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,200.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS 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.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,507.00$6,728.00
Estimated Program Fee$2,705.00$2,705.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$5,242.00$9,463.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,200.00$1,200.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to http://www1.udel.edu/finaid/rates.html for the appropriate rates.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Scholarships
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
Deadlines
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2022
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedSeptember 29, 2022
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Contacts
Rafael Alberto Delgado
Faculty Director
Spanish
222 Jastak Burgess Hall
adelgado@udel.edu
Dora Marin
Faculty Director
Spanish
116 Jastak Burgess Hall
dmarin@udel.edu

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