Central College’s summer study abroad programs integrate intercultural and experiential learning through coursework and internship offerings which are distinct to each program location.
Director-led summer programs typically run 4-8 weeks and are open to visiting students.
Faculty-led summer programs typically run 3-8 weeks. Some are open to visiting students; contact the study abroad office for more information.
The 5 week summer research program is located in the small coastal community of Uvitas, Costa Rica. Students are provided a unique opportunity to complete their individualized research project as they work directly with supervising professors. Starting with a 1 unit spring semester course that focuses on research methods and preparation for living in Costa Rica, students gain an additional 3 units for the completion of their in-country applied project. Research themes span the liberal arts, including, but not limited to, public health, ecology, biology, oral history, community development and education.
Students can also complete two accounting courses in Merida: Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting and Accounting for Environment and Social Responsibility. Class excursions in Merida highlight the need for global corporate social and environmental accountability. Students will visit government offices, rural villages and an ecological park that creates jobs for local workers.