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Costa Rica Cross-Cultural Course
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: J-Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Restrictions: MC applicants only
Budget Sheets J-Term
Fact Sheet:
Open Doors Flag: Include
Program Description:
The following information is subject to change.

Course Description:
An examination of the culture of Costa Rica, through lectures on social, political, and economic institutions, with visits to important cultural sites, places of business,  economic development projects, everyday locations, and tourist attractions.
  Estimated Course Fee: $3,150

Faculty Biographies:

Dr. Bob Kilmer leads the course and has a different faculty colleague each year.  He has taught business, information systems, mathematics and statistics courses at Messiah College for 16 years.  He helped to lead the Costa Rica cross-cultural with Dr LaFrance in 2012.  Dr Kilmer and Dr Kim Yunez led the trip in 2016.

Dr. John Bechtold has had multiple experiences in Costa Rica as a missions leader and as a Cross-cultural leader. One of his main roles at Messiah besides his responsibilities as the Chair of the Psychology Department and Professor in the department is his role as a leader of cross-cultural orientations for all students studying abroad for a semester and/or going on 3-week cross-culturals. He loves interacting with international students and loves to encourage US students to learn experientially about other cultures whether here in the United States (He leads a Cross-cultural course to the Amish each summer) or in cultures abroad (He has led courses to over six different countries).

Other Information:

2017 Costa Rica CC Info Sheet.docx

Itinerary 2017.docx


Dates / Deadlines:
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This program is currently not accepting applications.