Spend Spring Semester in
Alajuela, Costa Rica


Education for Global Learning presents Spring Semester 2015 in Alajuela, Costa Rica


January 31 – March 28, 2015
Facilitated by Ridgewater College 
In partnership with Education for Global Learning (EGL)  
and the Instituto de Culturo y Lengua Costarricense (ICLC)
Academic Courses
Spanish                                                                               8 credits (Goal 8)                 
Environmental Science                                                         4 credits (Goals 3 & 10)
Intercultural Communication                                                 3 credits (Goal 7)
Students must take all of the above courses for a total of 15 credits.
Classes in Costa Rica are held on the campus of the Instituto de Cultura y Lengua Costarricense, (ICLC) a private Spanish language institute.   Visit their website at http://www.iclc.ws/
All Spanish courses are taught by native Costa Rican teachers.  Placement tests will be given upon arrival in Costa Rica. The transfer curriculum courses are taught in English by MNSCU faculty.
Students will live with families in Alajuela, Costa Rica. All families are carefully screened and selected by ICLC. Students will be matched with families based on the information that they provide on their ICLC application.
All students will have their own room and will be provided with breakfast and dinner daily.
PROGRAM FEE: $4,700 (approximate—based on 15 students)
 Host Family meet and greet at airport; transfer from the San José airport to home stay
 Private room in a Costa Rican home
 Daily breakfast and dinner while in home stay
 Local  excursions
Not Included
 Airfare to and from Costa Rica
 Ridgewater College tuition
 Passport
 Personal expenses
 Health Insurance
 Costa Rican departure tax of approximately $26 is payable at the San José airport
 Anything not specified as included in the program
For more information contact your campus EGL representative or
Ruth Fairchild (ruth.fairchild@ridgewater.edu, 320-222-7520)
Kathy Steffen (kathy.steffen@ridgewater.edu,  320-234-8554)
More detailed information available soon!


Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.