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Spanish 230 in San José (SUSPENDED)

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  • City: San José
  • Term: Spring
  • Instruction in: Spanish
  • Requirements: 2 semesters
    college-level Spanish.
  • Students Interested in: Fulfills last two semesters of LSA Language requirement

Students can complete their third- and fourth-semester LSA language requirements in Costa Rica with Spanish 230 in San José, taught by U-M Spanish Instructor Michelle Orecchio. Two semesters and 8 credits of coursework are condensed into 6 weeks. Participate in intensive Spanish language lessons and enjoy unique field trips to areas of cultural and natural significance. The excursions on this program take advantage of the beautiful natural resources around San José and will allow students to continue speaking Spanish outside the classroom. Explore the crater and surrounding waterfalls of Poas Volcano National Park, learn from local farmers on a banana plantation and a fair trade coffee cooperative, and hike through the rain forest to meet an artist who makes paper mache masks. The students’ host families will be an integral part of their experience and will help them absorb culture and language during the time they spend with them over breakfast each day and on evenings and weekends. Spanish 230 is also offered in Argentina and Spain!