API Gap Year: Sustainability and Environmental Studies Program
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API Gap Year: Sustainability and Environmental Studies Program

This program offers students the opportunity to explore the biodiversity of Costa Rica while improving their Spanish language skills. through coursework and extensive field trips, students will experience the remarkable biodiversity of Costa Rica and see the human impact on local ecosystems in person.

Students will travel to the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, as well as visit a wide variety of ecosystems including rainforests, volcanoes, biological reserves and national parks.

The program is open to all students who have completed a minimum of two semesters of Spanish at the college-level prior to enrolling in the program.

Students must be 18 years of age with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Students will live with a host family located within city center. Meals and laundry service are included. All students will have a private bedroom.

Highlights
  • 1.) Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • 2.) Volunteer opportunities
  • 3.) International excursion
  • 4.) Transcript from U.S. accredited institution (Fairfield University)
Locations
North America » Costa Rica » San Joaquin de Flores
North America » Costa Rica
Program Tags
Adventure Travel
Language Immersion
Length
3-6 Months
Timeframe
Fall
Spring
Accommodation
Host Family
Inclusions
Accommodation
Activities
Airport Transfers
Meals
Primary Language
English
Age Max
18
Currency
USD
Price Details
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