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Costa RIca Summer
ELIGIBILITY:
To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student.  You need to be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 2.3.  You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure.  You may apply as a freshman but you must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. You must have completed Spanish 202 prior to participation in this program.

COURSES/ COURSE EQUIVALENCIES
During this eight-week program you will take two three-credit Spanish language or Culture courses for a total of six credits. The following courses will be tentatively offered during summer 2015:

    Spanish Language Courses:
    Span 301: Advanced Composition (3 credits)
    Span 302: Advanced Conversation & Composition (3 credits)
    Span 352: Latin American Civilization (3 credits)
    Span 405: Advanced Conversation (3 credits)

    Culture Course (taught in Spanish)
    Culture of Costa Rica (3 credits of Span 930U, Spanish upper division elective)

FOREIGN CULTURE
Six credits of Foreign Culture requirement can be waived upon successful program completion. Please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu 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.)

LANGUAGE IMMERSION
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.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Tentative dates for 2015 are May 29 to July 25.   Exact program dates are available the semester prior to departure.

updated 5/5/15 clw




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