Department of Language & Literature
Programs of Study
- Study Abroad

Why should I study abroad?
Study abroad is one of the most important and exciting parts of any academic program in languages, but no matter what your interest or major, you will benefit from an international study experience. Wayne State College offers a Costa Rica program carefully structured to ensure excellent classroom instruction as well as plenty of time for touring and independent exploration.


In the Costa Rica Program, students learn Spanish in a total immersion setting; they gain geographical and historical knowledge and they live with people from a different culture. In this process students may increase their interest in other cultures, become less ethnocentric as they become aware of cultural difference and develop language skills within a cultural context. Students may gain a better understanding of the US by living abroad; they often develop confidence, a strengthened sense of personal identity and flexibility.


A group photo of participants in the 2002 program in front of the
institute where they took classes.

Pictures from the 2002 Costa Rica Program
• Brochure for the 2008 Costa Rica Program
      -PDF Version   -MS Word Version
• Application for the 2008 Costa Rica Program
      -PDF Version   -MS Word Version

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Cultural Events Calendar

Upcoming Events

April 20-August 31

WSC Juried Student Exhibit

Nordstrand Visual Arts Gallery

Opening Reception:

April 20, 4:30-6:00 p.m.


April 28

Joshua Calkin, tuba

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


April 29

Black and Gold

Show Choir

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


April 30

Plains Writers Series

Humanities Lounge, 2:00 p.m.

Fiction Slam

The Max Bar & Grill,

7:00 p.m.


April 30

Wildcat Big Band (Jazz)

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


May 2

Jerod Kohler, trombone

Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


May 4

Honors Recital

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.

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