Parts One & Three (weeks 1-6 & 9-14):
Latin American Studies Courses taught in English:
-Students who have not taken Spanish 301 prior to departure will take the following track:
-Students who have taken Spanish 301 prior to departure have the option of taking one of two tracks:
TRACK TWO: All students in this track will take Spanish 354 (taught in Spanish; fulfills the same requirement for the Spanish & Latin American studies major or minor as Spanish 352 taken on campus; however, it does not carry cultural diversity credit), and the Costa Rican Geography and Environmental seminar (taught in English). In addition, they will take two Spanish language courses at the appropriate level, choosing from Span 302, 405 and 410.
TRACK THREE: All students in this track will take History 311, taught in English. They will choose three additional courses from the following options: Span 302, 405, 410; Costa Rican Geography and Environmental Seminar (taught in English)
Please note that it is not possible to take both History 311 and Spanish 354.
Part Two (Weeks 7-8):
In Part Two (weeks 7-8) you will spend 2 weeks in a rural community, working on service projects identified as important by community leaders. Past projects have involved working with local elementary school students and their parents to renovate school playgrounds, build benches, and paint murals, as well as ecotourism in an indigenous community. No academic credit is awarded, however, the project fulfills the UW-Eau Claire service learning requirement.
GENERAL EDUCATION/LIBERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
For students in catalog years through 2015-2016, this program fulfills the Foreign Culture requirement upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at firstname.lastname@example.org after completion of the program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A. or B.M degree in the College of Arts & Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirement. See the university catalog for details.)
For students in catalog years 2016 and later, this program can fulfill an integrated learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments. Email email@example.com for details.
All Spanish and Latin American Studies majors and minors in any of the emphases offered must complete an appropriate period of language immersion in residence in a country where the language is spoken. This program meets the language immersion requirement.