Wayland plans study tour to Costa Rica

January 18, 2012

Wayland Baptist University is planning a 2012 Study Tour to Costa Rica to correspond with the university’s May microterm. Dates for the trip are May 6-28 and the cost, excluding tuition and general expense money, is $1,970.

The trip is aimed at providing students with three weeks of study and immersion into “the rich environment, language and culture of Costa Rica.” Students may receive credit in a selection of Spanish courses, while enjoying the beauty of Costa Rica. Those courses are SPAN 2301, 2302 and 3316. Participants must have taken the prerequisites, SPAN 1301 and 1302 for the 2301 and 2302 courses, and SPAN 2301 and 2302 for the SPAN 3316 course.

Participants also are responsible for tuition costs and are encouraged to take at least $300 in spending money for meals and souvenirs.

The trip will center around Playa Nosara, which “offers a fantastic variety of flora and fauna and is backed by a mangrove swamp,” and La Fortuna, a “charming and quiet town . . . easily accessible from San Jose.”

Possible activities include access to a beach; spelunking near La Fortuna; a canopy tour of the rainforest and a visit to an ecological reservation and the active volcano, Arenal; immersion in the local language and culture, as well as local sports and the opportunity to interact with local students and citizens; and visiting area churches.

For more information, contact Dr. Joshua Mora at 806-291-1107 or Dr. Jose Rubio, 806-291-1108.