Costa Rica

The Costa Rica program for January 1-16, 2017 has been cancelled. Watch for a future date.

This unique program will be centered in Costa Rica's capital of San Jose, and the program also includes travel for three days to the beautiful Pacific coastal town of Quepos!

Comprehensive fee of $3700 includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Chicago O'Hare
  • Accommodations, with breakfast each day
  • 3 semester hours of Bradley credit and all textbooks
  • International Student Identity Card

Course Offerings:

  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity:Learners, Families, And Communities

    *Note: ETE 280 provides Gen Ed CD credit, and pending approval, is included in the Bradley Core Curriculum.
    Join us as we explore issues of diversity in families, communities, and cultures in a warm, welcoming country. This course is not limited to Teacher Education majors! We live and work in a multicultural country, and learning about diversity in our society is extremely important for all professions.
  • ETE 235 Methods of Teaching English Language Learner

    Dr. Helja Antola Crowe
    What better place to study theories of second language acquisition, the teaching of ELLs, and the social and cultural needs of these learners than in a Spanish-speaking country? You’ll have a chance to interact with a variety of people as you learn valuable skills to transfer to your own future classroom. Prerequisites: ETE 115; ETE 116; ETE 210; one of: ETE 215, ETE 216, ETE 217.
  • ENC 370/375  Human Relations Development - Techniques + Laboratory

    Dr. Robert Aviles
    This is a terrific opportunity to develop and apply basic skills in interviewing, feedback, and communication in an international setting! You will learn about the impact of diversity in all its forms and increase cultural competency while gaining insights on a career in the health and helping professions. Prerequisites: PSY 101 or ETE 210, or consent of instructor. (Total 3 credit hours.)
  • WLS 316 Contemporary Costa Rica

    Dr. Deborah Kessler
    Develop your Spanish language skills in a Spanish-speaking environment! We will also study the rich culture and society of contemporary Costa Rica as we explore the capital city of San José in the Central Valley, as well as the coastal town of Quepos. Prerequisites: WLS303 and 304 or consent of instructor.


Pre-registration begins March 1, 2016, from the link on the study abroad home page. Then, you must complete the registration process in person at 8:30 am Friday, April 15, in the Student Center Ballroom, where you will enroll in order of cumulative credit hours until classes reach enrollment limits.  A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your registration.  

Enrollment for any remaining class places after April 15 is first-come, first-served and in the Study Abroad Office, 325 GCC.

Note: a minimum 2.5 GPA is required to register for any Study Abroad program at Bradley University. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA recorded at BU in order to register.