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  • Locations: Santa Ana, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Fall Quarter, Fall Semester, Spring Quarter, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Quarter
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  • Program Sponsor: CCIS 
  • Restrictions: WWU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 12/31/2018 04/19/2019
Winter Quarter 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring Quarter 2019 01/11/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
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Costa Rica: Lingu¨i´stico Conversa, Santa Ana

Overview

Centro Lingu¨i´stico Conversa is a language institute following the teaching methodology of the Peace Corps and the Foreign Service Institute and requiring no previous study or knowledge of Spanish. Conversa is dedicated to teaching Spanish and English as foreign languages. The program is offered in four-week sessions with intensive instruction for five to six hours per day entirely in Spanish. Classes have no more than four students, and students are taught by different instructors each week to strengthen their conversation and oral comprehension skills. Breakfast and lunch, which are provided on campus as part of the program, allow students to interact informally with other students and faculty.
Additional features: Individual tutorials on Saturday morning and additional conversation practice are available upon request. Conversa offers optional cultural excursions to museums and markets, with student discounts offered for weekend tours, such as white-water rafting, excursions to volcanoes, biological reserves, and private island tours.

 
Location

Conversa is located in Santa Ana on a mountainside farm. Santa Ana is twenty minutes from the capital city of San Jose´ and is known for its mild climate, national parks, volcanoes, fine beaches, rain forests, and wildlife refuges.

 
CCIS

The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.