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UT Tyler Offers Travel Study Course to Costa Rica

November 7, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769 or 903.539.7196 (cell)

The University of Texas at Tyler will offer a travel/study course to Costa Rica next summer, Dr. Jill Blondin, Center for Global Education director, announced.

The trip is open to all students, regardless of where they are enrolled, and non-students. “UT Tyler Spanish Immersion” may be counted as six undergraduate- or graduate-level semester credit hours. Estimated cost, excluding UT Tyler tuition, is $2,460 and includes round-trip airfare, room and board, fees and instruction at La Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, one of the top universities in Central America.

An information meeting will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the UT Tyler Business Building, room 252. Those who miss the meeting may still be able to participate.

Full payment deadline is Monday, April 1, 2013. Participants will travel to Costa Rica July 14 – Aug. 3, 2013 to study seminal works of Latin American literature in translation and receive Spanish language instruction at LUN. The class will meet several times on the UT Tyler campus prior to traveling.

A valid and current U.S. passport is required.

Limited scholarships and financial aid funding are also available.

For more information, contact Dr. Gregory Utley, associate professor of Spanish, 903.566.7464 or gutley@uttyler.edu.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

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