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Study + Internship in San Jose

Available Sessions

OVERVIEW

Location:

San Jose

Dates:

3/3/18 - 6/30/18

Price:

$10,195

Estimated Credits:

14 - 19

Deadlines:

Apply by Still Open Withdraw by 2/15/18

Internship Career Field(s)

Advertising, Business Management, Communication, Education, Environmental Studies, Hospitality, International Relations, Marketing, NGO & Development, Psychology, Public Relations, Social Sciences, Social Services, Teaching, Tourism

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Complete Application
  • CV/Resume
  • Internship Application
    Form
  • Personal Statement-
    Internship
  • Transcript - Unofficial
 

ELIGIBILITY

Minimum GPA:
2.6
Education Completed:
2 Years of College completed by time of application
Foreign Language
Proficiency:
Advanced And Above
Course Prerequisites:
Students must have taken courses related to their preferred internship placement.
Course Prerequisites:
Students must have completed at least 4 semesters of language at the college level and must demonstrate oral and written proficiency in foreign language.
 

About the Program

Program Description

Speak Spanish at an advanced level? You can earn academic credit while immersing into local culture and workplaces in this study + internship opportunity. The Study + Internship program in San Jose allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as marketing, management, finance, hospitality, and more. The program incorporates a professional internship placement into your semester abroad.  Our strong academic focus and  personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, allow you to take care of those degree requirements and give your career a boost all while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking.

Program Structure

You'll enroll in a 4-week preparatory language course followed by a 12-week internship seminar course that includes an academic seminar and an internship placement, as well as 1-2 elective courses taught in English or Spanish.

Your internship seminar meets for 9 seminar hours and you'll spend 240 hours at your internship placement. Together, your seminar and internship placement are worth 6 credits. Language courses meet for 80 contact hours/5 credits and elective courses meet for 48-60 contact hours/3-4 credits. You may earn a total of 14-19 credits (218-290 contact hours).

Your internship placement hours may take place Monday-Friday; the exact time of day and days of the week will be determined after you arrive. Your internship seminar meets every other week for 1.5 hours. Language courses meet for 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday. Elective courses typically meet twice per week in the afternoon or evening.

We strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible. Internship positions are both limited in availability and competitive; employers give priority to those who submit early!

The majority of internships require a telephone or in-person interview with the employer before placement is confirmed. All placements will be confirmed upon arrival and will each have their own set of internship guidelines for the position. We'll do our best, but we can't guarantee placement at a particular site.

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take a Spanish language level placement exam. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability and the result of your placement exam. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Costa Rica. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines.

Where You'll Study

Our partner institution, Veritas University, is known for its commitment to students from around the world; about 25% of the 2,000-member student body is international. Veritas offers a range of courses in fields like architecture, business, cultural studies, design, environmental science, health sciences, studio arts, and zoology. Courses are taught in English, and Spanish Language courses are available for all levels. The spacious, modern campus is located in the quiet Zapote District, just east of downtown San José and home to the Casa Presidencial.

Where You'll Stay

When you study abroad in San José, you can choose CEA housing in a homestay or Casa Universitaria, or arrange your own independent housing. Assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences.

Studying Abroad in San José with CEA

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursionscultural engagement to other exciting opportunities, our inclusions make studying abroad in San José easy!
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Life-Long Benefits
I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. I learned a lot about not only France, but who I am and what I am capable of. Everybody should have the chance to study abroad because there are so many benefits.

Garret Swinton
Grand Valley State University,
Spring 2014 , Aix-en-Provence, France

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