Education Abroad - Costa Rica

The elementary teacher education program encourages its students to take advantage of Missouri State University’s Education Abroad opportunities as a way to understand what it is like to live, work and play with children and families from another culture and language. These are opportunities of a lifetime that will increase your knowledge, hone your skills and change your perspective on working with English Language learners in your classroom.

Course Name: Intensive Language and Cultural Experience for Educators: Walking in the Shoes of Your English Language Learners and All Struggling Learners

Intensive cultural immersion experience for K-12 teacher candidates, teachers and those in related fields

Course Number: EEM 597/607

Credit Hours: 4 undergraduate/graduate

Course Highlights: Costa Rica scenery

This course provides teacher education candidates with an opportunity for intensive immersion in the Spanish language and Costa Rican culture through a firsthand immersion experience including home stays, observation and teaching in elementary schools and service learning projects, as well as experiencing the splendor of Costa Rican natural and historic sites and interaction with a wide variety of Costa Ricans.

Costa Rica WaterfallThey are designed to prepare students to be educated persons who can more effectively work with the increasing number of school children (about 8.7% of US school children) for whom English is not their first language (ELLs). These inquiry-based courses will actively engage students in their own learning through a variety of introspection and reflection activities grounded in the Spanish language and cultural learning immersion experiences. To affect these goals, students will explore the Latino culture inside and outside of the classroom.

Costa Rica groupWant to know what participants say about their Costa Rica experience? Check out their blogs.

Interested in learning more or applying for MSU's College of Education Costa Rica Education Abroad?

Visit Office of Education Abroad and search for MSU Short-Term: Costa Rica- Walking in the Shoes of your English Language Learners and all Struggling Students

Or talk with your advisor.

Scholarship info can be found at Missouri State EA.

CPICheck out CPI, our Costa Rican Language School for more information.


Other Opportunities

Visit the Education Abroad website for more information about other Education Abroad opportunities at MSU.