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Costa RIca Summer
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.

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 2016:

    Spanish Language Courses:
    Span 301: Advanced Composition (3 credits)
    Span 302: Advanced Conversation & Composition (3 credits)
    Span 354: Contemporary Spanish American Civilization: Regional Focus (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)

    *Span 354 fulfills Span 352 requirement for Span/LAS majors/minors. Does NOT carry 1 credit of cultural diversity. 

The classes you take will depend on your Spanish language level:

If you have NOT taken Span 301 prior to departure, you will enroll in Span 301 and Span 302.

Span 302 is normally a pre-requisite for Span 354; therefore, students who will have completed Span 302 prior to departure will be given preference.  Remaining spaces will be filled according to student's usual registration priority; however, taking Span 302 and Span 354 simultaneously will require permission from the chair of Languages.  

Six credits of Foreign Culture requirement can be waived upon successful program completion. Please email Degree Review at 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.)

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.

Tentative dates for 2016 are May 27 to July 28.   Exact program dates are available the semester prior to departure.
updated 11/4/15 cnb

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