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  • Locations: Coronado, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: JHU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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GPA Requirement: 3.0 Housing Type: Homestay
Language of Instruction: Spanish Areas of Study: Humanities, Languages & Culture
Program Type: Hopkins-sponsored Credit Type: Hopkins credit (grades impact Hopkins GPA)
Program Advisor: Jessica Mervis Language Prerequisite: Yes
Prerequisites: 2 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent Hopkins Application Fee: $25
Program Description:
Location | Areas of Study | Dates | Eligibility | Courses and Credits | Cost  | Housing | Application Process | More Information

Hopkins Costa Rica: Spanish Language, Culture, & Practicum

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Please note that the university has decided to suspend this program for Summer 2020. More information on this decision can be found at

This exciting Hopkins summer study abroad program is offered by the Spanish department in order to provide a way for Spanish speakers to improve their Spanish language skills and volunteer in the community. Students will have class Monday through Friday mornings, volunteer three afternoons a week, participate in cultural activities and field trips two afternoons a week, as well as embark on excursions throughout the country on the weekends for a total of 6 credits.

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Thurs, February 20
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Coronado, Costa Rica

Only 11 km/7 miles north east of San José and situated on the outskirts of Braulio Carrillo National Park lies the charming town Coronado with the magnificent Neo-Gothic style church, numerous restaurants, cafes and markets.

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Areas of Study

  • Spanish for the Professions
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Dates: June 1-30, 2020

Deadline: March 1Costa Rica - Bri Bri

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  • Open to all majors
  • 2 semesters of Spanish language or the equivalent (through Elements II)
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Courses and Credits

6 graded JHU credits
The Hopkins Summer Program in Costa Rica offers three courses. Students will receive credit for 2 out of the 3 following courses:

1. Spanish Language (3 H credits): Depending on the student's level, students may earn credits for Intermediate I, Intermediate II, Advanced I, Advanced II, Advanced Spanish Composition, Advanced Spanish Conversation, Medical Spanish, or Spanish for International Relations.

2. Modern Latin American Culture OR Community Based Learning - Spanish Language Practicum.
All students will participate in cultural activities, field trips, and a volunteer placement for the 2nd course. Field trips and cultural activities will take place two afternoons a week and on weekends. Students will spend the afternoons Monday through Wednesday volunteering in the local community. Transportation will be provided to the volunteer projects. Costa Rica - Jumping
  • Modern Latin American Culture (3 H credits): This course replaces the AS.211.380 Modern Latin American Culture course offered at JHU. Students who have not met the pre-requisites for the Spanish Language Practicum will take this course.
  • Community Based Learning - Spanish Language Practicum (3 H credits): This course will satisfy the Spanish Language Practicum requirement for the Spanish for the Professions minor. Students must have completed the pre-requisites and will have extra assignments to receive credit for the Community-Based Practicum (e.g. AS.210.411 Translation for the Professions). 

Sample volunteer opportunities include preparing educational rehabilitation information at a drug addiction recovery center and providing health information and academic support to children at a local orphanage.Costa Rica - Beach

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The program cost for 2020 is $7,780. It will be billed to the JHU student account and includes airfare, housing, international health insurance, all meals, excursions, and local transportation.

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Students will be placed with carefully selected host families to be able to practice their language skills and learn firsthand about Spanish culture. 2 students will be placed with each host family in double bedrooms. 3 meals a day and internet access are included.
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Application Process

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More Information

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This program is currently not accepting applications.