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  • Locations: Bahia Drake, Costa Rica; La Fortuna, Costa Rica; La Paz, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica; San Marcos de Tarrazu, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Cost:: Summer
Program Dates:
Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2019 06/21/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Number of Credits: 3, 6 Credit Type: WKU Credit
Field of Study: ANTHROPOLOGY, SPANISH Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Catagory: WKU Partner Program Faculty/Program Leader(s): Costley, Willie, Early, Sherry, Luebbers, Julie
Colonnade Credit: No Class Eligibility: 1. Freshman, 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:
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Experience Costa Rica
Costa Rica offers students aKIIS Costa Rica challenging academic travel through breathtaking scenery, stirring cultural immersion, immense biodiversity, and a variety of exhilarating events. Through classroom activities and excursions, students have the opportunity to walk in tropical rainforest canopies, visit coffee plantations and hike along the gorgeous beaches of Costa Rica.

The program begins at the Arenal Volcano and then moves San Marcos de Tarrazu where students meet their host families. KIIS Costa Rica continues with a four day visit to the beaches of the Osa Peninsula on the Pacific Ocean. This area is home to monkeys, sloths, scarlet macaws, iguanas, turtles and dolphins. The program continues in the rural town of Colorado with a trip to an organic farm, school visits, palm plantations and a day on Zancudo Beach.
Finally, the program ends in the Central Valley in the nation's capital city of San Jose.


ANTH 340 Topics: Peoples & Cultures of Latin America
ANTH 399 Field Methods in Ethnography
SPAN 455 Topics: Costa Rican Culture & Identity
SPAN 455 Topics: Peoples & Cultures of Latin America