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Art & Culture in Latin AmericaUndergraduate / Maymester / Lamar Dodd School of Art
Students will experience and reflect upon the nature and culture of Costa Rica through study, direct observation and interaction with its people, natural and built environment, and institutions of culture. As a result of their experiences and reflections, the students will create a process-portfolio of works of art, journal entries, sketches, and exhibition that demonstrates the ways their art and ways of thinking have been informed by their international study experience.
The purpose is to:
- Enhance the student’s knowledge of the cultural influences on the choices that artists make including the various materials, concepts and methodologies applicable to the art of making experience in Costa Rica.
- Enhance the ability of each student to establish an intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, social, and cultural rationale commensurate with the issues of art-making.
- Encourage the development and awareness of personal avenues of expression that are influenced by the study of Latin American art history, art-making principles, and values of technical proficiency.
Students will explore Costa Rica on group excursions. Activities included on the excursions are an integral part of course material and the overall study abroad experience. Students will explore lava flows and thermal springs at Arenal Volcano, the cloud forest in Monteverde and beaches on the Pacific coast.
UGA COSTA RICA CAMPUS
Courses are taught in state-of-the art classrooms and via "living classroom" excursions. All in all, the 155-acre campus is comprised of 36,000 square feet of built space, which includes computer labs, spacious bungalows, a student union, and recreational facilities. Additionally, there are nearly 3 miles of hiking trails throughout the property, along with a working organic farm and reforestation nursery.
March 20 2013
May 13 - June 4, 2013
Enrollment is limited to 20 qualified students. Students will earn 6 credit hours.
To apply, students must submit a complete UGA Costa Rica program application and UGA transient application (if applicable). A $300 deposit will be required 10 days after your official acceptance and is payable via the UGA Student Accounts System. The deposit will be refunded if the applicant withdraws by the program's withdrawal deadline (see below). If you are a transient student, please click here for complete application instructions.
- ARST4080 - Directed Study in Drawing
- ARST4180 - Directed Study in Painting
- ARST4900 - Digital Journaling
Costs & Payments
Program fees are approximately $3,170*, which covers all lodging (both on- and off-campus), three meals per day, travel insurance, and all sponsored in-country transportation and entry fees. Additional costs include UGA in-state tuition† and fees, personal items, and international airfare. For more information on tuition and fees, please visit the UGA Bursar's website.
* The final program fee is subject to student enrollment.
† Note: Out-of-state students pay in-state tuition. Additionally, the HOPE scholarship applies to those who are eligible.
Once you are admitted, all program fees will be charged to your Student Account. You may pay online with a credit card or mail a check to the Bursar's Office. Access your Student Account here. If you receive a scholarship from either OIE or UGA Costa Rica, or plan to utilize financial aid, please notify the UGA Costa Rica Office should any payment need to be submitted after the deadlines. We are generally willing to work with students who have special circumstances.
An additional application and $60 processing fee is required for non-UGA students to enroll. Click here for instructions and to download the Transient Student application. Contact the UGA Costa Rica Office to confirm once you have started the application process. And per University of Georgia policy, all non-UGA students will be charged a $250 fee in addition to their tuition (unless a student of a USG or SEC institution), which is assessed by the UGA Bursar's office.
Other dates / Deadlines
Application Deadline: March 20, 2013
Withdrawal deadline: April 4, 2013
After this date, students who withdraw from the program will be responsible to forfeit their initial deposit as well as any program costs that have been spent on their behalf (e.g., hotel reservations, transportation, and payments to local vendors). To withdraw a student must submit the official withdrawal form.
Final Payment Deadline: May 1, 2013
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