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  • Locations: San Joaquin, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Winter Short-Term
  • Restrictions: Illinois applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter Short-Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

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Program Overview
Costa Rica is known around the world for its natural beauty, temperate climate, democracy, and political stability. It has a large middle class and the highest literacy rates in Latin America. The country has devoted itself to educational achievement and environmental conservation, with nearly one third of its territory protected under conservation areas and national parks. These biological preserves and national parks offer fantastic opportunities for students to observe an amazing number of plant, animal, bird, and butterfly species. Studying in Costa Rica will provide an opportunity to experience a country with a strong commitment to protecting its natural resources while exploring its volcanoes, beaches, rain forests, and cloud forests. Admire Costa Rica for yourself here!
 
Eligibility
You must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in this program:
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Women in Engineering IEFX Scholars Abroad 

Dates & Deadlines

All requirements must be completed by the Illinois Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date.
 
*See official deadlines at the bottom of this page.
Program Costs, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
Program-specific costs are available through the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. For more information about financial aid and scholarships for study abroad, please click here.


Tentative Itinerary
Day 1 Sunday, January 5 Arrival date, go with families- some basic orientation upon arrival?
Day 2
 Monday, January 6
Project: meet Daysi Viquez, local leader, who is pioneer on recycling in San Joaquin. Learning about her projects and working on recycling with her and other local women
Day 3
Tuesday January 7
Project at Parque La Libertad, working on sustainability with local students: participating on their Landscape Management Program, it includes biological restoring, retrieving green zones, creating agricultural soils, creating sweet gardens for pollinators
Day 4
Wednesday, January 8
Project at Parque La Libertad, working on sustainability with local students: participating on their Landscape Management Program, it includes biological restoring, retrieving green zones, creating agricultural soils, creating sweet gardens for pollinators
Day 5
Thursday, January 9
Visit Engineering School at UCR and/or LANAMME (National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models) learning about their road safety program
Afternoon: visit to National Theater, San Jose City and Jade Museum
Day 6 Friday, January 10 Departure to Hacienda Baru, beach day on the way
Day 7
Saturday, January 11
Tourism @Baru
Day 8
Sunday, January 12
Return to San Joaquín with toursim on the way
Day 9
Monday, January 13
Visit ASADA Carrizal, local drinking water distributor, learning about soil, forest and water conservation on site
Day 10
Tuesday, January 14
Visit Establishment Labs, prosthetics lab (global, high-tech medical device and aesthetics company) and / or Florida Ice and Farm Co. (Its main activity is the production and distribution of beverages: beer, bottled water, refreshments, teas, energy drinks, hydrating and carbonated drinks, among others.)
Guided visits to learn about the factories
 
Day 11
Wednesday, January 15
Return to USA


 
Application Process
Please click the “Apply Now” button (found at the top-right and bottom of this page) to apply. Upon completion of all application components, the "Submit Application" button will allow you to submit your application for review. When you click "Submit Application," you will be charged a non-refundable $100 Study Abroad Systems Fee to your Illinois student account.
 
Step 1) Complete the IPENG application, which includes:
 
  • Personal statement
  • Passport photocopy 
  • Online questionnaires 
Additional information and supplemental application requirements will follow once you are accepted to the program.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter Short-Term 2019-2020 09/20/2019
09/21/2019 01/05/2020 01/15/2020

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.