Study Abroad with Wilkes Community College
July 7-22, 2012
SPA 161 ? Cultural Immersion
This program is open to all who would like to take a course
in Spanish Language and will take place in Boquete, Panama, a mountain town in
the most bio-diverse region on earth. Courses will concentrate in cultural
studies and Spanish language, along with volunteering in service learning while
on the two-week trip.
Language classes will be taught by native speakers of
Spanish in small groups and will concentrate on communicative proficiency.
Students meet for four hours of language instruction per day (Monday through
Friday) and two hours of service learning as well. We will be working with
non-profit organizations to help them complete various charitable projects in
the area. The first weekend will have an optional trip or time with a host
family. Weekend two will have an all-inclusive trip to the coast, including
snorkeling, eco-tourism, and rustic accommodation. Students will orient prior to departure both
online and in class the first week of July. There will also be an assignment
due on return.
Students at all levels of language proficiency may
participate in the program. Students will test for language before leaving to
ensure proper placement in the language school.
Costs: The program
cost is: $ 2,500
The program fee includes:
Instructional costs for language school instructors and
cultural tours, etc.
Housing through homestay with breakfast and dinner provided
WCC staff in residence throughout the program
One weekend trip to the coast (all inclusive)
Airfare and transportation costs in country
3 hours of credit for SPA 161
Volunteering fees (to help staff and organize service
Some expenses not included:
Lunches (about $2-5 a day)
Spending money - for shopping, tours, etc. that you may want
to do while in Panama
Possible cab fare in Boquete? depending on where you stay
and what you want to do
Remember, financial aid can be applied toward this
Payment Due Dates:
April ____- $100
May ____- $1000
June ____- $1400
All rates are based on costs at publication and are subject
to change based on extenuating circumstances.
For More Information
Global Education Director, WCC
Arts and Sciences Offices- Hayes Hall