Costa Rica, Homestay


Students will increase language and cultural proficiency by integrating themselves into the Costa Rican culture. They will be interacting in Spanish with the family to whom they are assigned, participating in excursions to cultural and ecologically rich destinations and carrying out practical assignments in which they utilize spoken and written Spanish. Activities will include visits to museums, art galleries, open street markets, nature centers and parks.


San Jose, Costa Rica


May 10, 2015 to June 6, 2015


The program director is Dr. Isabel Asensio. Dr. Asensio has a Ph.D. in Spanish language and literture, has taught a wide range of Spanish courses from beginning to advanced classes at Weber State University


A pre-departure orientation date (all students must go to the pre-departure orientation) on Monday, May 11, 2015. Departure date from SLC/Arrival in San Jose is Monday, May 18, 2015, return to SLC is on Sunday, June 14, 2015. A debriefing session is on Friday, June 26, 2015.


This program has a pre-requisite—Spanish 1010–First Semester of Spanish

Up to 6 credit hours (3 credits each)

  • *Completed Spanish 1010
  • Spanish 1020
  • Spanish 1851
  • *Completed Spanish 1020
  • Spanish 2010
  • Spanish 2851
  • *Completed Spanish 2010
  • Spanish 2020
  • Spanish 2851



$2,550 dollars / tentative (Airfare NOT included)

  • Payment Schedule:
  • Deposit - $250
  • Nov 3, 2014 - $385
  • Dec 1, 2014 - $385
  • Jan 6, 2015 - $385
  • Feb 2, 2015 - $385
  • Mar 2, 2015 - $385
  • Apr 1, 2015 - $375 (Balance Due)

Pay deposit and all payments to the Hurst Center for Lifelong Learning in person or pay over the phone with a credit card at (801) 626-6600. Please, do not pay on campus, all payments need to be made at the Hurst Center.


If the trip is cancelled, all participants will be refunded. Any refunds for withdrawals from the program will be determined by the Study Abroad Director according to the recoverability of incurred costs and fees and according to the Continuing Education Policy. Once the group leaves all costs are non-refundable in their entirety. Dates & process may change. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of any such changes by staying in contact with the program director.

Any questions feel free to contact the Study Abroad Office at (801) 626-8155 or (801) 626-8740 or by calling the Continuing Education Office at (801) 626-6600.