Louisiana Tech students interested in earning six hours of Spanish credit in Costa Rica should attend an informational meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 in George T. Madison Hall, Room 223.

The study abroad program, which will last four weeks in the summer, is open to all students who have completed Spanish 102 or who will complete the class by June 1, 2009.

The program consists of 4 hours daily of Spanish classes at the renowned Forester Institute. The classes offer an intermediate and advanced view into Spanish grammar, while incorporating conversational and cultural studies as well. Class size is limited to six students or less, creating an optimal learning environment where students are able to maintain continual interaction with their professor.

Outside of the classroom, students continue their education through a series of day excursions. These excursions take students to tops of volcanoes, through rainforests, and into small, countryside towns. Also included in the program are two weekend trips to one of Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches and to the Arenal volcano and hot springs.

Students will be placed in double-occupancy rooms with carefully selected families, where they will continue practicing and learning Spanish outside of the classroom while sharing in the everyday life of a Costa Rican family.

For more information, contact Anne Reynolds-Case, acting assistant professor of Spanish, at arcase@latech.edu.

Written by Judith Roberts