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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. LaFrance, an economist, manages the course and has a different faculty colleague each year.  He has taught at Messiah College for 25 years and has led the Costa Rican cross-cultural 18 times.  He has dedicated himself to improving and refining the course.  He is also the Managing Director of the International Business Institute and spends his summers leading 40+ students to Europe, India and China.

Mr. Mark Padgett serves as the Costa Rican contact for the course and in 2014 will also be serving as a faculty member.  He was born in Costa Rica to missionary parents and has spent his life there save for his undergraduate and graduate education which he took in the U.S.  He has served as a pastor, missionary and currently as a seminary professor in Costa Rica.

Other Information:

2015 Costa Rica CC Info Sheet.pdf


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