WCE International Studies ProgramCosta Rica


Contact Information:
Dr. Susan Catapano
catapanos@uncw.edu
Education Building 377
910-962-2290 Phone

International Studies Program
Watson College of Education
University of North Carolina
Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5980

Costa Rica

Two fabulous opportunities to visit Costa Rica:

Costa Rica polaroidProgram brochure and applications:

Program brochure and applications:

 

Please carefully note all due dates listed in the above selection documents. They different for the two programs.

For more information, contact the program leader:
Dr. Debbie Powell
powelld@uncw.edu
910-962-3175 phone
910-962-3988 fax


Walking in the Shoes of an English Language or Struggling Learner

    
Do check with your advisor for how you might work this study abroad into your program.

Description: Experience what it's like to be a second language learner, immersed in a new culture and school.  Experience not only learning a language, but learning new cultural mores, learning science and social science concepts in a new language, and experience what it's like to be a struggling learner.  Live in Spanish-speaking homes and experience the Latino family life and culture.  Visit and teach in local schools, participate in service learning projects, take 60 hours of Spanish in 3 1/2 weeks and experience a green, caring, peaceful country.  Come to COSTA RICA!

View the Summer 2013 itinerary >
View the Summer 2013 presentation >

Register Summer I, 2013 for:

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS FOR SUMMER TRIP:

In the Summer Program you will:


Final 5-Week Internship in Costa Rica

Program Description:
Experience teaching second language learners through an inquiry approach while being immersed in a new culture and school.  For Elementary, Middle, High School teacher interns (Mentor teachers are American and Canadian) and Spanish Education interns (mentor teachers are local Spanish teachers).  Experience Readers' and Writers' Workshop and Problem-Based Learning in a rich ecological environment. Live in Spanish-speaking homes and experience the Latino family life and culture.  Visit other local public schools, participate in service learning projects, take weekly Spanish lessons and experience a green, caring, peaceful country.  Come to COSTA RICA!

View the Fall 2013 itinerary >

Register
Fall, 2013 for EDN 455 International Field Experience (3 sem. hours) in addition to Internship hours required for your program.  Instructor Approval Required.

INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS FOR INTERNSHIP TRIP:

In the Internship Program, you will: