HUM 225 Study Abroad in the Spanish-speaking World

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Enjoy international study without leaving home for months at a time or worrying about burdensome financial commitments. This SUNY-accredited course provides a safe two-week travel experience to Costa Rica!

Features of Studying Abroad with FLCC

First and foremost, you can expect to experience Costa Rican culture and daily life while having the adventure of a lifetime! Students enrolled in this class travel to Costa Rica for two weeks in January, returning in time for the start of the Spring Semester. Two FLCC faculty members will travel with you, and you’ll stay with a local host family. Your travel experience will feature unique opportunities to enjoy Costa Rican local cuisine, cultural events, and interesting ecological areas.

Additionally, you can anticipate:

  • Earning three credit hours of a Humanities elective (SUNY credits transfer as Humanities/Liberal Arts)
  • Guided excursions to ecological zones such as cloud forests, rain forests, nature preserves, rivers, beaches, and volcanoes
  • Heart-racing activities such as ziplining, canopy tours, white water rafting, and wild animal encounters
  • Guided tours featuring artisan works, basilicas, plantations, festivals, and sporting and cultural events
  • Community service opportunities
  • Practical and interactive Spanish language lessons
  • Homestay accommodations with local host families, including prepared meals
  • Free time to explore as you please

All FLCC Students Welcome

HUM 225 is open to all full- and part-time students at FLCC, regardless of field of study or career goals. Previous and/or current study of Spanish is recommended, but not required.

If you’re interested in taking this course, you must complete an application packet, provide two letters of recommendation, and receive instructor permission. Contact Barbara Kruger for more information.

Language Course Offerings

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Study Abroad courses with HUM prefixes will not be offered during the 2021-2022 academic year


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