UW Oshkosh

Culture and Community Change in Costa Rica

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Dates: December 14, 2014 - January 3, 2015 (Fall Interim)
July 6, 2015 - July 26, 2015 (Summer-dates are tentative)
Courses: Elem/Sec Ed 377/577; Lib Stud 301; Lib Stud 311; Soc Justice 399
Accommodation: Homestay
Program Model: Faculty-led
Contact: Don Hones, N/E 611, 424-7209


Please consider joining Faculty Leader Don Hones as he leads a course to Costa Rica, the strongest democracy in Central America! This course will aim to develop and deepen an understanding of the Spanish language, cultures of Central America, and community-based social movements of Costa Rica. You will be able to apply this knowledge and understanding to work with Spanish-speaking children, youth and families who have roots in Latin America, and a growing presence in the schools, workplaces and communities of the United States.

Highlights of the tour include:

• Spanish language study and practice
• Cultural studies focusing on the music, poetry, and dance of Costa Rica
• Interviews with experts on human rights, Latin American politics and immigration
• Service learning volunteer experiences with community-based organizations
• Visits to volcanoes, rainforests, and black sand beaches


Program Application & Guide