Costa Rican Culture and Spanish Language

June 16th to July 2nd | Apply Now!

This course will examine the history and language of Costa Rica, while being immersed into the culture. Students will experience the culture first-hand by living with host families in Coronado. Course visits include the capital of San Jose, coffee and banana plantations, volcanoes, and many more sites.

Academic Program

3 credits - Hispanic Cinema - SPAN 343
3 credits - Contemporary Culture - SPAN 333
4 credits - Beginning Spanish II - SPAN 102

Students will be chosen who have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and are approved by the Study Abroad program and professor.


Estimated program fee of $2,100. Program Fee Includesairfare, in-country transportation, lodging, admissions fees, insurance, most meals & $100 application fee. Program Fee Does Not IncludeFerris tuition, required textbooks, passport, & personal expenses.  

Total Estimated Cost of:  $3,195  

Living Arrangements

Program participants will reside in guest houses with host families.

Course Information

Ana Davila Howard, ASC 3062
(231) 591-5854

Eric Warner, ASC 3070