ACM Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities
San Jose, Costa Rica (Outgoing Program)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Program Sponsor:||Associated Colleges of the Midwest|
|Restrictions:||Gustavus applicants only|
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|Program Provider:||ACM - Associated Colleges of the Midwest||Program Term(s):||Semester only|
|Minimum Class Standing:||Junior||Minimum GPA:||2.50|
|Prerequisites:||Yes||Previous Language Study Req?:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||Spanish||Language courses offered:||Spanish|
|Housing Options:||Homestay||Areas of Study:||Biochemistry, Bioethics, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies/Sustainability, Latin American, Latina/o, and Caribbean Studies, Molecular Biology, Pre-Health, Pre-Med, Pre-Veterinary, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Language & Literature, Urban Studies|
|Program Design:||Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based||Additional Program Options:||Community Engagement, Field Study, Research Project|
Experience living and working as an independent field researcher in the beautiful, diverse nation of Costa Rica on the ACM Costa Rica: Field Research in the Environment, Social Sciences, & Humanities program.
For more than 50 years, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest has built dynamic connections throughout Costa Rica to offer students this distinctive, research-based, off-campus study program.
You’ll split your time between the capital city of San Jose and a site in Costa Rica specifically selected for your field research topic. Spanish language instruction is tailored to your needs as a field researcher in the Costa Rican cultural context.
You'll have flexibility in setting your own schedule and research goals and will work with prominent research specialists and scholars who are matched with you based on your specific research interests. These advisors will assist you in all aspects of the research process, from proposal preparation to field work to writing and presenting your paper. Many students have presented their research projects at conferences and published their papers in academic journals.
- Spanish Language and Culture: Designed to support you in your field research, this course covers Costa Rican cultural norms, research strategies, Spanish grammar, specialized vocabulary, and pronunciation.
- Field Research Design: Research opportunities are available in your area of interest in the environmental and natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.
- Field Research: You'll be immersed in the implementation of a research study project, collecting, recording, and analyzing data in consultation with a local advisor.
- Research Paper and Seminar Course: During the final weeks of the program, you will return to San Jose to complete your research paper in consultation with your advisor and present the results to the group.
Learn more at ACM.edu/CostaRicaSpring.