Latin American Studies Program

Highlights
LASP offers an immersive Spanish-language homestay, classes that foster enquiry into the language and cultures of Latin America, and the chance for a hands-on internship in a cross-cultural setting.  LASP courses complement Corban’s General Education courses, are especially suitable for majors in History or English, and can partially provide the foreign language credits for a BA.

Provider: CCCU BestSemester

Location
San José, Costa Rica and an excursion to Nicaragua

Courses
All students take Faith, Music & Culture (3 credits), Inside the Music Industry (3 credits) and Practicum: “CMC Tour” (1 credit).  Additionally, all students choose the Artist Elective, Business Elective or Technical Elective.  Students spend the first 10 weeks at CMC creating music, taking classes and learning techniques before hitting the road for a five-week tour.

Transfer Credit Possibilities

*Indicates required course

Latin American Studies Program Corban Catalog: 2017/18 and Prior Corban Catalog: 2018/19 Onward
BestSemester Title BestSemester Credits Corban Course Code Corban Title Corban Credits Code Title Credits
x Community Immersion Experience* 3 CM Christian Ministry Elective 3 CM Christian Ministry Elective 3
x International Business Seminar 3 General Elective 3 General Elective or discipline specific internship, with department approval 3
x Perspectives on Latin America: History and Contemporary Issues* 3 HU Western Thought and Culture 3 HU Humanities Elective 3
x Regional Study Travel* 3 HU Humanities Elective 3 HU Humanities Elective 3
x Regional Study Travel* 3 HU Humanities Elective 3 IS Intercultural Studies Elective 3
x Responses to Third World Reality 3 HU Humanities Elective 3 HU Humanities Elective 3
x Spanish Acquisition* 6 Spanish Acquisition 6 Foreign Language by department approval 3
x Spanish Acquisition* 6 HU Foreign language courses taken after fulfilling the foreign language requirements of a BA will be applied as Humanities Elective credit. Foreign language courses taken after fulfilling the foreign language requirements of a BA will be applied as Humanities Elective credit.

More transfer credit options may be available.  All approvals of transfer credit require a signed and completed Course Substitution Form.

Housing 

Each student will live with three different host families in the course of the semester.

Duration
A fifteen-week semester offered in Spring and Fall

Program Dates

  1. Spring 2018: Jan 9 – Apr 21
  2. Fall 2018: Aug 28 – Dec 8

Cost
$12,900 (2018-19)

BestSemester Application Requirements for LASP

  1. 2.7 GPA
  2. Sophomore, junior or senior at the time of matriculation
  3. A completed online application form
  4. $50 application fee (payable by check or credit card)
  5. 1 faculty references (online)
  6. 1 character reference (online)
  7. Forms (Download at http://www.bestsemester.com/apply/required-campus-application-forms)
    • Official transcript(s) of all college course work
    • Certification form (signed by the Corban University Registrar and the Associate Director of the Center for Global Engagement)
    • Social/behavioral standing verification form (signed by the Corban University Dean of Student Life)
  8. Non-refundable $300 confirmation fee

Additional Corban University Application Requirements for LASP

  1. Study Abroad Pre-application
  2. Course Substitution Form

Due Dates

  1. Fall Applications reviewed until June 1, or until all spots are filled.
  2. Spring Applications reviewed until November 1, or until all spots are filled.

Website
http://www.bestsemester.com/locations-and-programs/costa-rica

More Information
Center for Global Engagement
Academic Center 5517
Phone: 503-589-8154
Email: global@corban.edu

 

 

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