This is a particularly good fit with the minor in Spanish for the Professions program at UNC-CH. Few of the required courses for the minor are offered through university-sponsored study abroad. This means that students in the minor who do go abroad often cannot count much of that coursework toward the minor program. However, immersion experiences are vital to language development and everyone who minors or majors in Spanish ideally should spend time abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. These short, immersion-focused programs are one possible middle ground.
The CHICLE program offers programs from one to four weeks in length in two places: Academia Hispana Americana in San Miguel de Allende, México and Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI) in Flamingo, Costa Rica with prices ranging from $1,200-$2,500 (not including airfare).
For more information, visit www.chi-cle.com and go to "study abroad" (in purple box on right frame of website) to see the full-length brochures for both programs. Or call 919-933-0398 or email email@example.com