J-Term in Costa Rica 2015 Posted on April 7th, 2014 by

J‐TERM 2015: Learn Spanish in beautiful Costa Rica!!! No previous Spanish study required!

Profesora Mayra Taylor will be leading a J-Term course to Costa Rica in 2015. Take a short-term Spanish course tailored to your level — from beginning to advanced– as you explore the natural beauty of Costa Rica.

Students in Costa Rica

Students in Costa Rica

You’ll study Spanish at a private language institute in outdoor classrooms surrounded by tropical flowers and fruit trees. Whatever your level — from no Spanish to advanced Spanish majors — the institute will create a class for you, with instructors who specialize in teaching Spanish to non-native speakers.  You’ll go on many excursions throughout Costa Rica.

To enrich the language learning experience and take full advantage of the culture, you will be housed with a carefully selected host family. This gives you the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the Costa Rican way of life and typical traditions.


Visits to the following sites:

  • ‐  Poás volcano
  • ‐  La Paz waterfalls
  • ‐ White water rafting trip
  • ‐  Doka coffee farm
  • ‐  The village of Grecia
  • ‐  The city of Alajuela
  • ‐  The capital, San José
  • ‐  Wood jewelry factory
  • ‐  Manuel A. National Park


  • Minimum number of students: 10
  • Maximum number of students: 20
  • Estimated costs: TBA
  • Applications available: April 1, 2014 at Studio Abroad at Gustavus (click here)
  • Early applications due: April 15, 2014 (Last day to apply: July 31, 2014)
  • Contact Professor Taylor if you have more questions! at mtaylor2@gac.edu
  • Instructor: Mayra Taylor (Professor Taylor teaches in the Spanish and LALACS departments at Gustavus.)
    Email: mtaylor2@gac.edu


  1. Sam Shaffer says:

    Where can I find the application for this trip?

  2. Nancy Scott Hanway says:

    Hi Sam: You can find the application on Studio Abroad at Gustavus. Here’s the link! Thanks for your question. I’ll incorporate it into the blog post!