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Costa Rica Cross-Cultural Course
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Terms: J-Term
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Restrictions: MC applicants only
Budget Sheets J-Term
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Program Description:
Costa RicaThe Costa Rica cross-cultural course is a pure general education offering that seeks to expose the student to the people, culture and ways of life of this amazingly diverse country.  The base of operations is a former Bible institute in the capitol city of San Jose.  Three excursions are included:  one to the Caribbean coast; one to a cloud forest; and one to the Pacific coast.  Students will also enjoy a five-night homestay.  While Spanish is not required it is very helpful.  Many of the guest speakers are involved in service or ministry.  See the INFO sheet for more information. 
Estimated Course Fee: $3,150

Faculty Biography:

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.  The organization and structure of this year’s trip is essentially the same as it was for the past four years.

Dr. Kim Yunez teaches Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and has been preparing students for study abroad for twenty five years.  She has been a key player in Messiah College’s partnerships with Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA) and International Studies Abroad (ISA) and in that capacity traveled to Ecuador several times between 1992 and 2008, to Mexico in 2006, and then to Chile in 2009, the year in which Messiah College initiated its semester long program there.  She led several Cross Cultural trips to Spain and has lived and studied in Colombia.

Other Information:

2016 Costa Rica CC Info Sheet.docx

Costa Rica Itinerary 2016.docx


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This program is currently not accepting applications.