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Program Type: Group experience led by SBU faculty
Date : January 1 - 20, 2012

Program Description
Talamanca lies on the southeast border of Costa Rica and Panama within the lush Central American rainforest. Students will experience living in the rainforest and will interact with the neighboring community in order to study the effects of globalization among people and the enviornment from an eye witness perspective.

Program Highlights
Interaction and involment with the Bribri Amazonian Indian community.Participation in cacao and banana organic farming methods.Guided hike to Alto Katsi to observe the local shaman perform a traditional religious ceremony.Guided hike to river to fish for water shrimp, and other local fish.Tour to waterfall in Panama travel in local dug out canoe.

Fulfill Community Service and Internship Credits
Students will have the opportunity to teach English to the Bribri children or become involved with the retirement home or local school.

Undergraduate Courses Offered
Participants must a take a total of 4 credits. 

3 credits will be selected from the following courses: 
        ·LAC 380 Topics in Latin America (DEC J) – 3 credits
        ·ANT 311 Immersion in Another Culture (DEC J) – 3 credits 

1 credit will be selected from the following courses: 
        ·LAC 488: Internship in Latin America – 1 credit 
        ·ANT 488 Internship in Cultural Anthropology – 1 credit 

Living Arrangements
Students will be housed in the Bambu community center, a newly constructed facility made with all local trees and tucked within the natural setting of the surrounding rainforest canopy.

Language proficiency is NOT requiredAll undergraduate students in good academic standing may apply.

Tuition: $220/credit for NY residents, $613/credit for non-residentsProgram Fee: $1,800 (includes nightly accomodations, three meals a day while at the Bambu Center, group excursions, and international health insurance)Administrative Fee: $200Airfare: Students are encouraged to book flights early to secure the best price

Application Deadline
Applications are due October 1Late applications will be considered at the Study Abroad Advisor's discretion.

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Jen Green
Study Abroad Advisor
International Academic Programs
E5340 Melville Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3397
Telephone: (631) 632-7030


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