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  • Locations: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica; San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UD applicants only
  • Costs (Click term to view): Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Faculty-led Language of instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 05 Graduate
Program Advisor: Erin Gahimer Academic Level: Graduate
Max credit hours: 3 CAP-Approved Courses: No
Program Description:

Counselor Education in Costa Rica

About the Program

This program emphasizes the impact of culture on the educational and psychosocial needs of diverse children. This course is designed to: 1) develop counselor sensitivity, awareness, and training in human diversity; 2) introduce multicultural theory in concepts, competencies, and research; and 3) provide an experiential component for application of multicultural and global awareness.
Costa Rica is well-known for its biodiversity, as well as for the rich cultural diversity of its people. While abroad, students will engage in experiential learning in local schools and communities. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with students and educators in the capital city of San Jose, as well as in the remote Osa Peninsula.

Curricular Options

All students enroll in the following course:

EDC 575: Counseling Diverse Learners (3 credits)
Designed to develop sensitivity and awareness in human diversity; introduce multicultural concepts, competencies, and research; and provide an experiential component.
Prereq: EDC 543


Dr. Susan Davies, Associate Professor, Department of Counselor Education and Human Services (Site Coordinator)


Students must be 18 years of age and eligible to take courses for credit at the University of Dayton. Participants in the program must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students in good academic standing with a GPA below 2.5 may petition the Center for International Programs for consideration. Students must also be in good disciplinary standing. Students must be in a graduate program at UD. Graduate students in the Department of Counselor Education and Human Services will be given first priority for admission.

Pre-Departure Orientation

This program has pre-departure and re-entry classes.  The schedule for these spring classes will be determined during the fall semester by the site coordinator.

Cost and Refund Policy

See budget sheet for specific cost information and the refund policy for this program.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.