Summer Internships in Costa Rica - Courses

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Ag Science and Sustainability Internships in Costa Rica

On this Summer Abroad Program, you can:

  • Earn 6 quarter units in 6 weeks
  • Enroll in UC Davis courses to fulfill degree, major, minor, or GE requirements as listed in the General Catalog 
  • Earn academic credit while gaining valuable valuable work experience

Note to Non-UC Davis Students:

  • Students from other campuses should consult with their home campus to determine whether courses may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements
  • Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid can get an additional unit to meet unit minimums for financial aid eligibility. Please contact Summer Abroad for additional information. 


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Earn GE credit! Some courses on this program offer GE credit. Expand the sections below to view course descriptions and type of credit offered.


You will enroll in the course set below. Expand the sections to view course descriptions. Auditing is not an option. UC Davis programs are academic programs so participants should expect a substantial amount of course work.

  • Medicine and Epidemiology (VME) 198. Directed Group Study: Internship Reflection (2 Units)
  • This 2-unit course is intended as a forum to connect the work students do at their internship to its broader social and cultural context. Through online discussions, students will have a community with whom to share their reflections and observations about their internship and to explore the significance of interning in an international context. This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.
  • Education Abroad (EAP) 192. Internship (4 units, P/NP)
  • Students will intern 35-40 hours per week at their program site and will be able to apply for transcript notation through the UC Davis Internship and Career Center.  


Note that beginning/intermediate Spanish skills are required. Many supervisors speak English but you may also be working with people who do not speak English. Study Abroad will be enforcing the completion of Spanish (SPA) 3 or equivalent before departure. Prerequisites can only be waived by individualized consent of program coordinator—please contact the program coordinator if you wish to discuss this option. Failure to complete unwaived prerequisites can result in administrative withdrawal and fees owed accordingly. 

SPA 003—Elementary Spanish (5)
Lecture/Discussion—5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): SPA 002 or SPA 002S or SPA 002V or SPA 002Y. Completion of grammar sequence and continuing practice of all language skills using cultural texts. Not open for credit for students who have completed equivalent course SPA 003S, SPA 003V or SPA 003Y. GE credit: AH, WC.