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Your internship program includes an academic seminar and an internship placement. Your internship work schedule may vary depending on industry standards for your career field and will be determined upon arrival.
You'll enroll in a 3 credit internship seminar course that includes an academic seminar and an internship placement, as well as 2-3 elective courses taught in English or Spanish. You may choose an optional Spanish language course as an elective.
Veritas University offers courses in English and Spanish language. English taught courses are fully in English, while the Spanish language acquisition courses are taught fully in Spanish - the methodology they use is “Spanish in Spanish”. Veritas utilizes the Competencies based learning as their Pedagogical Model for both English and Spanish courses.
Your internship seminar meets for 22 seminar hours and you'll spend 120-160 hours at your internship placement. Together, your seminar and internship placement are worth 3 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 13-16 credits (286-342 contact hours).
If you choose the Early Start option, you’ll enroll in an additional language course that meets for 80 contact hours/5 credits. With the Early Start option, you may earn 17-21 credits (366-422 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 weekly. 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 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 video 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 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.
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