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Study Abroad

Service Learning in Costa Rica

Students will engage in Costa Rican culture and society via service-learning. Placements will depend on students' level of language proficiency, personal interest, and availability and will be assigned prior to departure. In addition to averagaging 30 hours per week of volunteer service in the San Jose or Cartago area, students will spend two class hours per week at the ISA office in San Jose. The remaining academic component of the course will occur asynchronously online.

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive 3 credits in either MFLL 300 Global Cultures and Texts, Spanish 491 (via petititon) or Latin American/Caribbean Studies 491 (via petition). In addition to averagaging 30 hours per week of volunteer service in the San Jose or Cartago area, students will spend two class hours per week at the ISA office in San Jose. The remaining academic component of the course will occur asynchronously online. Students seeking Spanish credit will complete all work in Spanish while students seeking LAC credit may choose to write in Spanish or English.

For information about this program, visit https://tiny.utk.edu/costaricaservice or contact:

Dr. Lisa Parker
Program Director for 2017
Modern Foreign Languages & Literatures
Email: lparke11@utk.edu

Phone: (865) 974-2935


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