AU Education - Journey to Costa Rica: A People, a Culture, a Country, and a Land
Journey to Costa Rica is a learning opportunity for Auburn University Preservice Teachers (PSTs) in the College of Education. The specific goals of the program for PSTs are to:
Contribute to professional development through awareness of cultural influences on education and learning
Gain an understanding of the best practices in curriculum and teaching in general education
Increase PSTs self-confidence and self-reliance
Stimulate a desire for exploration and trying new things
Expand PSTs ability to interact in unfamiliar situations
This experiences is for Juniors, Seniors, and/or Graduate students who are Pre-Service teachers in the College of Education at Auburn University. A minimum of a 2.5 institutional GPA for undergraduate students and a minimum 3.0 institutional GPA for graduate students is required.
16 July 2017: Arrive in Costa Rica
31 July 2017: End Date – students return to the USA
May 31st is the last day to cancel. After May 31st, you will receive a 75% refund. After June 16th, you will not receive a refund for program fees.
Contact Dr. Tripp for accommodation details!
Montverde, Costa Rica
This field school in Monteverde, Costa Rica, July 16-31 2017, will include visit to multiple partners in the commmunity of partner practicing education in different ways. The program will begin with an introduction to the public education system of Costa Rica, in order to understand the local and historic context that shaped Costa Rica’s classroom of today. Students will visit the technical high school in Santa Elena, where students receive vocational training and help run a private nature preserve. The following days Auburn students will hear from different educational organizations in Monteverde and their approaches to multicultural classroom, sustainability training, community outreach, and professional development. The second week Auburn students will have the opportunity to practice developing lessons alongside the local community.
The program includes visits to Monteverde’s protected areas as well as Spanish classes.
Don Juan Coffee and Chocolate Tour
Montverde Reserve Tour
Baldi Hot Springs
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
U.S. Citizens do not need a visa for this program.
Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page.