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|Restrictions:||BU applicants only|
|GPA req.:||2.5||Class:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
Santa Ana, Costa Rica
|Type of Program||Affiliate|
|Program Length||Summer Term(s)|
|Language of Instruction||Spanish|
|Majors||All requiring SPA 2310 and/or SPA 2320|
|Costs||Baylor Tuition + Housing to Conversa|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Special Requirements||Minimum 2.5 GPA and a $200 Deposit|
|Program Director||Dr. Manuel Ortuno|
The Conversa Spanish Language School sits on a hillside overlooking the town of Santa Ana, just six miles outside of San Jose, Costa Rica. What was once a dairy farm and a Peace Corps Volunteer language training center has become a six-acre campus with three small lodges, a 45-foot swimming pool, 25 small classrooms, a cafeteria (yes, the food is home cooked and great!), an administrative building, a basketball hoop, paddle tennis court, a ping pong table, a tv lounge, walking trails, monkeys, etc...While Conversa is no longer a Peace Corps language training center, they have maintained the Peace Corps model for language training and boast a 4:1 (at the most) student-to-teacher ratio, focusing heavily on experiential learning both on-campus and in host family living environments. Additionally, Conversa has a travel center on their campus, so that they can help you book your weekend trips across the Costa Rican countryside!
For more information about Conversa and Costa Rica, please go HERE.
Courses or Areas of Study
Spanish 2310 and/or Spanish 2320.
- Students who wish to pursue credit in just SPA 2310 or 2320 will be enrolled in Conversa's 4-Week Intensive Spanish Program, spending 4 hours per day engaging in Spanish learning activities.
- Students who wish to pursue credit in both SPA 2310 and 2320 will be enrolled in Conversa's 4-Week Super Intensive Spanish Program, spending 5.5 hours-per day engaging in Spanish learning activities.
Host families. For more info, please click HERE:
|Pay to Baylor||Pay to Conversa|
|Tuition & Fees
(same as on campus)
International Travel Insurance
*All amounts are meant to provide an estimated cost. All costs are subject to change due to cost increases, currency exchange rates, etc…
**Costs may vary based on accommodation choices
~Each student is responsible for his or her own transportation, including airfare.
Students will apply for their summer term at Conversa through the Baylor Study Abroad Office.
Once you have completed your BearsAbroad application, you will then need to apply directly to Conversa. Click HERE to begin your application to the host school.
A passport is required.
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