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Semester / Trimester

Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Studies

Universidad Veritas

Fall 1B 2018 + Service-Learning (Sep 29, 2018 to Dec 22, 2018)
Catalog Code: ISJEF1118

ISA Academic Information
Students may take four courses at the Universidad Veritas during the twelve-week trimester program in Costa Rica. The university offers Intensive Language courses and electives taught in English or Spanish (for advanced level Spanish speakers). 80-hour Intensive Language courses are four weeks long. Students are entitled to enroll in a total of four courses (combination of electives and four-week language courses). All classes are at Veritas University with other visiting international students. A placement exam is required to determine language level.


Due to the time commitment of the Service-Learning placements, and the schedule of Intensive Spanish courses, Service Learning students are encouraged to select no more than one 80-hour Spanish language course and should fill their remaining schedule with electives in English or Spanish. Students may choose to add an additional intensive month program(s) to the trimester/semester program if they wish to enroll in more than one Intensive Spanish course.

Service-Learning Information

In addition to their academic courses, students will have the opportunity to spend 5-10 hours per week at a host organization, increasing language proficiency and gaining valuable international experience. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on placement opportunities.

Service-Learning placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

Prices & Dates

September 29, 2018 - December 22, 2018

Session Dates:

ISJEF1118

Catalog Code:

$10,450*

Price:

July 1, 2018

Application Due Date:

July 15, 2018

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Currently Accepting Applications!

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change

Eligibility

Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of two semesters (three quarters) of college-level Spanish.

ISA Service-Learning placement eligibility is determined by a resume, cover letter and Spanish language interview upon application. Placements are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and participants are encouraged to apply 3-5 months before the application deadline.

Additional Program Options

Service-Learning

Service-Learning placements are offered in this site and may be combined with an ISA academic program. Email moc.daorbaseiduts@gninraelecivres or speak with a program manager at 512-777-2868 about your options.

Mission Work

ISA's Veritas Christian Study Abroad division adds ministry service opportunities and spiritual support to existing ISA programs. Students interested in participating in missions while studying abroad must apply to a Veritas program (Visit veritasabroad.com to view program options). Veritas programs promote spiritual growth through the on-site support of a Mission Mentor as well as engaging academic and mission experiences. Speak with a Veritas representative at 512-215-3797 or email info@veritasabroad.com.

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