Estimated Dates: May 15-25, 2013
Estimated cost: $2500 + tuition for one summer credit
Course: SWK 345-01 and SWK 345-81 Social Work Practice in Costa Rica - Prevention Strategies for Costa Rican Youth from Child Trafficking
Application requirements and deadline: Preference given to Social Work students, but open to students in any major
Earns credit for IKE!
The course is designed to introduce social work students to basic social practice looking at social issues confronting individuals living in Costa Rica. Students will participate in a service learning opportunity within the San Jose community. Students will work in a group to complete a project in the San Jose area in order to create a positive and lasting impact in the community. International Studies Abroad will provide in-country support in Costa Rica including arranging housing with host familes (all families speak some English, so Spanish is not required but would be helpful), facilitating volunteer efforts, and providing general on-site coordination support. The program also includes an overnight excursion to Tamarindo on the north west Pacific coast.
Proposed Deposit Dates and Payment Deadlines (estimated)
31 January 2013: Non-refundable deposit $300
1 March 2013 - paid to ISA and subject to ISA's refund policy $1525
1 April 2013: balance for airfare: $475
Airline tickets - once tickets are purchased, students will need to negotiate any possible refund or voucher with the airline company.
Program - Refunds subject to ISA refund policy, and $300 deposit is non-refundable under any circumstances.
ISA refund policy summary:
• Students who withdraw between March 29 and Tuesday, April 30, 2013, will be penalized 50% of the student program fee.
• Students withdrawing after Wednesday, May 1, 2013, will not receive a refund for any portion of the student program fee.
All students are encouraged to purchase trip cancellation insurance (link here) to protect their investment.