AP* Summer Institutes in Costa Rica

AP* ART INSTITUTES in COSTA RICA 2015

Four days of classroom instruction by top College Board approved teachers.

Classes held in the Center for Science and Culture in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Six days/seven nights in beautiful Costa Rica, with several optional tours. Meals are included with the Home Stay option.

CLIMATE IN SAN JOSE AND CENTRAL COSTA RICA

San Jose lies in a tropical savanna and is very pleasant in the summer. July and early August temperatures average daily highs of 80°F with nightly lows of 68°F.  Cloud cover is predominant in summer with steady, light breezes (6 – 15 mph) and 70% chance of a light rain sometime everyday.

HOUSING and MEALS

Hotels or Home Stay?  We offer a most affordable housing and meals option:  Immersion into local culture and cuisine with a “HOME STAY”.  Pairs of art teachers will reside for six days/seven nights in private homes in a neighborhood near the University of Costa Rica.  These “Tico” families are experienced hosts.  Each art teacher will have a private room and the pair will share a bath.  Breakfast and dinner in the home are included. Lunch is provided at the classroom site.

TOUR OPTIONS

One day is set aside for nature field trips.  Institute participants may choose to book their own tour via the dozens available on the internet or pre-pay to join our AP* group for a bus tour. 

Another option is a visit to the Colinas de Poas. Teachers may choose to explore the Canopy, lake canoeing, nature trails (drawing & watercolor), and for the bold and fit: suspension bridges and ziplines. Lunch is included.

And yet another option is an excursion that includes breakfast at a coffee plantation and a visit the Poas Volcano. At La Paz Gardens & Waterfall Park enjoy a buffet lunch and explore the tropical animal zoo, butterfly gardens, and for those willing to do several hundred stairs, go down near the river to view the wonderful waterfalls.

MAKE IT A VACATION:  Many teachers extend their visit into a full vacation, exploring more of Costa Rica's rain forests, volcanoes, and wonderful beaches. Some spouses came along in 2013 and found plenty to do on their own while we were in class.

Watch the informational video to meet the hosts and learn more about AP* in Costa Rica

REGISTRATIONS BEGIN IN JANUARY 2015

Check back here at that time for more details.

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Questions?

Contact AP* Coordinator Fred Woody via email: apfinearts@austin.utexas.edu


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College of Fine Arts
Special Program

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