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International Service Learning & Community Engagement in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Service Learning Opportunity


Enhance your education at UTK during the spring term with an optional spring break study abroad and service learning experience in Costa Rica. Students will enroll in a social work field placement course: Social Work 380, 480, 483, 544, 584, or 586 dring Spring 2020, add the International Service Learning and Community Engagement experience to the Learning Plan, and neogiate with their field coordintator and liason to determine the number of field hours they can earn towards the total for the semester. Expect to engage in meaningful community service with instruction and relection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen intercultural understanding.


  • 2.5 GPA
  • UTK Standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student
  • Or instructor permissions


  • Program Dates: March 14-22, 2020
  • Courses: SW380, 480, 483, 544, 584, or 586
  • Credits: 3
  • Faculty Director: Dr. Camile Hall, Professor;
  • Where to apply:
  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2019


The program fee is $3,199. This amount does not include airfare, the Study Abroad administrative fee, or personal expenses.


Being an Exchange Student
For Degree-seeking International Students
Student Testimonials
Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship
Social Work Study Abroad Manual
UTK Programs Abroad Center for Global Engagement