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*2022 PROGRAM* SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA - ¡Pura Vida! Join us on an adventure in the tourism capital of Central America ý experience not only rainforest hikes, white-water rafting, and zip lining; but also the Tico Pura Vida culture through experiences like chocolate making and Latin American dance classes. Explore national parks and natural areas, stay in eco-lodges, Costa Rican University dorms, and even spend a night with a Costa Rican family.
*2023 PROGRAM* Explore two countries with strong musical traditions, studying music in the homeland of Mozart, Beethoven and Johann Strauss. Attend concerts, music theatre and a backstage symphony tour of Rudolfinum in Prague. Field trips to castles, cathedrals, museums and more.
*2022 PROGRAM* Follow the journey of revolutionary leader Che Guevara through Latin America in his memoir, The Motorcycle Diaries. Through field trips and discussion, students will explore the question: ýWhat does it mean to be American?" Students will explore the city of Chillán, Chile, with its vibrant central square and vast open-air market, and connect with students from GVSU's partner university, Universidad del Bío-Bío.
SHANGHAI, CHINA - With more than 1.3 billion inhabitants and the world's second largest economy, China demands attention. This dynamic country boasts an ancient civilization spanning millennia, yet leads the world in cutting-edge developments. China's most populous city, Shanghai, radiates ineffable elegance, cosmopolitan sophistication, and obsession with the new.
*2021 PROGRAM* SANTIAGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - This program takes place in Santiago, the second largest city in the Dominican Republic with almost 1 million people. The program is designed to prepare Movement Science, BMS and Pre-Professional Health majors to work with diverse populations by introducing students to the culture and education of one of the most beautiful countries in the Caribbean.
*2022 PROGRAM* SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - This program offers students the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world while living in the oldest European settlement in the Americas. Santo Domingo is at once a bustling urban center and a relic of the Spanish Caribbean colonial past.
*2022 PROGRAM: QUITO, ECUADOR - ¡Bienvenidos a Ecuador! Students will explore and experience the ecology and biodiversity of the cloud forest ecosystem of the equatorial Andes Mountains as well as canoe and explore the Amazon River headwaters - all the while being immersed in the South American, Incan and Amazonian indigenous cultures in and around the Quito region.
IBARRA, ECUADOR - This program allows second year occupational therapy students the opportunity to replace their traditional fieldwork course with a cultural immersion experience in Ecuador.