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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica; Montverde, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Auburn applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Education Program Type: Auburn University Faculty-Led Program
AU Faculty Director(s): Angela Love,, David Laurencio,, Jamie Harrison,, Octavia Tripp, GPA: 2.25 (Undergraduates), 3.0 (Graduates)
Language of Instruction: English
Program Description:

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.


Fall 2017:
  • 16 July 2017: Arrive in Costa Rica
  • 31 July 2017: End Date – students return to the USA


Courses TBD.


Check out the Education Costa Rica Student Budget.pdf

Billing Schedule:
  • May 15 - First Payment due
  • May 30 - Second Payment due
  • June 15 - Final Payment due
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
  • Sarchi


If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check 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


Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page.

This program is currently not accepting applications.