Study + Internship in San Jose
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Study + Internship in San Jose

Available Sessions

OVERVIEW

Location:

San Jose

Dates:

1/4/20 - 3/28/20

Price:

$10,995

Estimated Credits:

12 - 16

Deadlines:

Apply by 10/15/19 Withdraw by 11/15/19

Internship Career Field(s)

Accounting, Advertising, Arts, Business Management, Culinary Arts, Culture, Design, Engineering, Exercise, Finance, Food Science, Hospitality, Mathematics, Museum Studies, Public Relations, Sports Science, Tourism, Urban Planning, Visual & Digital Arts

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

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

ELIGIBILITY

Foreign Language
Proficiency:
All Levels, although absolute beginners are discouraged. Native English or equivalent fluency may be required for some placements.
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Other:
3-4 courses directly related to the internship field of interest or 6 weeks full time work in the field is encouraged.
Education
Completed:
1 year as a registered college student by the time of application
 

About the Program

Program Description

Dive into a country renowned for its amazing biodiversity and rich Latin American culture. The Study + Internship in San José program allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as visual arts, finance, tourism, and more. You have the option to take courses at Veritas University alongside your internship during the summer and semester programs.  

Program Structure

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. 

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.
Located in downtown San José, the CEA San José Center – Extension courses are designed to increase your understanding of the diverse history, politics, culture, economics, and art of Costa Rica’s capital. The University of New Haven oversees the entire approval process surrounding CEA Study Center – Extensions, including faculty and courses. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA San José Center – Extension, students will receive a UNH transcript. 

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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