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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Jan Term 2019 05/04/2018 06/29/2018 12/28/2018 01/18/2019
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Length: JanTerm (3 weeks)
Housing Options: Home Stay Language Prerequisite: No
Number of Credits: 4 Class Eligibility: Freshmen, Juniors, Seniors, Sophomores
Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English
Language Courses Offered: No Credit Type: Samford Credits
Field of Study: Nutrition Science
Program Description:

Food, Culture, and Society in Costa Rica

Jan Term 2019

Experience the rich cooking traditions of Costa Rica as you participate in this study of Costa Rican language, culture and cuisine.  You will savor the mélange of African, Spanish and Caribbean influences flavored by tropical roots, grains, spices, oils, sauces, fruits and vegetables that make Costa Rican food so unique.  From our base at the Conversa Language School in Santa Ana, we will explore the country from coast to coast, visit farms and Costa Rican families, browse through local markets, sample Tico restaurants and participate in Costa Rican home cooking. You will fill your senses with the “sabor” flavor of Costa Rica!  No Spanish proficiency is required.  Each student will enhance their individual language skills whether beginner or fluent Spanish speaker by living with a “Tico” family and taking Spanish classes each morning.

Course: NUTR 312

Credits: 4

Tuition $1,160
Program Fee $4,020
Total $5,180

Professor: Dr. Pat Terry (