Join 3 CLC Instructors as they take you through beautiful Costa Rica. Learn about the land, the language and the people of this peaceful nation.
TWO WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
There are two ways to participate in this travel opportunity: as a credit-earning student or as a "community participant". Space is limited and preference given to those that will sign-up for the 3-credit travel study course in our CLC Global Studies Department: The course is GLST 1491: Global Studies Experience International Travel Costa Rica.
Sign-up for GLST 1491 through the regular CLC registration process. The course will cover three areas: Earth Science, Spanish and Intercultural Communication so students should expect work that covers all three areas in this global studies course. Credit-bearing students will be expected to pay for the three credits, the associated school fees with taking credits and the cost of the travel package. Although the travel package is not eligible for financial aid, the 3 credits are part of the student's load and are therefore eligible for financial aid to those that qualify.
There are also a few community participant slots available which do not require one to sign-up for the 3 credit course through CLC. However, there is a $150 community member fee on top of the travel package to help defray the cost of CLC instruction. These spots are limited and will fill fast. Contact one of the instructors for more information.
Credit-bearing students and community participants:
We will meet 5 times total (4 times before the trip and 1 time after the trip). The dates are listed on the home page. See information below regarding the cost of trip.
COST OF TRAVEL PACKAGE
If you sign up by 9/30/2016 and use voucher code CentralLakes100 at enrollment on the Explorica site, you will receive a $100 discount and the total tour fee will be $2905. This price includes airfare, lodging, park entrance fees, group transportation in Costa Rica and all in-country meals except lunch on our "explore" day. Rooms are based on double occupancy. An additional charge will be added by Explorica if you choose single occupancy. We've worked hard at trying to keep this trip affordable but are also tied to directives from the travel company. We still feel this is a good price for all the travel, accommodations, meals and activities they have planned for us.
Please make the down payment to Explorica (the travel company) using the Tour Code "Central Lakes 255" when you sign up for the CLC class. Again spaces are limited and credit will be given only to those traveling with the class group tour.
REQUIRED TRAVEL INSTURANCE:
All participants traveling must also have proof of travel insurance. There is an optional insurance available through the travel company (sign up at time of enrollment) or another option is HTH, a company commonly used in MnSCU for travel programs. This is less money, but covers less. Please review the following two documents for more information to help you make a more informed decision. Again, the choice is up to you, but you must have proof of international travel insurance.
Explorica $12-18/day (see explorica site for more information)
HTH TRAVEL INFORMATION-approximately $23.70 Total (this was the amount for travel programs in 2015 and 2016)
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Travel participants must be at least 15 years of age or older at time of departure. Students under the age of 18 must be enrolled in the 3 credit GLST 1491 class. Participants under the age of 18 must also have signed permission from anyone who has legal rights to the child. Here is more information about the "carry documents" regarding minors as identified by U.S. Homeland Security:
Carry documents for traveling with minor children.
- If you are escorting a minor child without the parents, have a letter from both parents indicating that you have permission to travel with the minor.
- If the child is accompanied by only one parent, the parent should have a note from the child's other parent. For example, "I acknowledge that my wife/ husband is traveling out of the country with my son/ daughter. He/She/ has my permission to do so."
- If a single parent has sole custody, a copy of the court custody document can replace a letter from the other parent.
For more information contact any of the three instructors leading the course:
Tracey Kloeckl-Jiménez, Spanish (218) 855-8183 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kari Frisch, Intercultural Communication (218) 855-8167 email@example.com
Dave Kobilka, Earth Sciences (218) 855-8233 firstname.lastname@example.org
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