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Costa Rica Study Abroad The Social, Historical and Political Implications of Peace. San José, Costa Rica June 5- 18, 2011. Partners. Collaborative effort among: Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio Southeastern Community College, Iowa Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania

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costa rica study abroad the social historical and political implications of peace
Costa Rica Study AbroadThe Social, Historical and Political Implications of Peace

San José, Costa Rica

June 5- 18, 2011

partners

Partners

Collaborative effort among:

Cuyahoga Community College, Ohio

Southeastern Community College, Iowa

Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania

La Universidad Latinoamericanade Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) San José, Costa Rica

Community Colleges for International Development, (CCID), Iowa

what to expect
What to expect

Learn about Costa Rica’s philosophy of peace through the 9 tracks of multi-track diplomacy including: economic, political, security, and environmental implications of the country’s decision not to have a military and to require peace education in schools.

Sample Learning Experiences

Conversations with and visits to:

  • Costa Rican Ministry of Education
  • Federal Department of Peace
  • Security officials
  • US Embassy
  • Economists from World Bank
  • Earth University
  • The indigenous Maleku Tribal community
  • A sustainable coffee plantation, a cloud forest, volcanoes,
  • And more …
what to expect1
What to expect
  • Home stays
  • On-line work with other community college students at least one week before the trip
  • Complete a research paper after the trip
application
Application
  • 4 students selected from Tri-C
  • Priority given to students taking Peace and Conflict studies courses
  • Interview
  • Grades and letters of recommendation will be considered from Tri-C and Professional/Community
  • Estimated Cost: $1,800 - $2,000 – scholarships are available (up to $750 each)
  • Basic Spanish is a plus, although not required
conditions you may encounter on the trip
Conditions you may encounter on the trip
  • Following someone else’s schedule
  • Hot and rainy climate
  • Long walks
  • Variable food choices
  • Foreign language
  • Long days
  • Insects
  • Potential lack of laundry facilities
  • Potential scarcity of hot water
application process
Application Process

Application will be posted on Global Issues Resource Center Tri-C page: www.tri-c.edu

  • December 15th, 2010: Tri-C application deadline
  • February 4th, 2011: CCID application and $200 deposit due

If you are interested in applying, please contact:

Roberta Hendrick

Coordinator, English as a Second Language Campus

Metro Campus – MLA 223-QTel.: 216-987-4548Email: Roberta.Hendrick@tri-c.edu