Intermediate Spanish in the Community with Prof. Laura Kanost at Kansas State University: First-Year Language and Leadership Learning Community. From Manhattan, Kansas to Atenas, Costa Rica.***
Español Intermedio en la Comunidad con la Prof. Laura Kanost en la Universidad Estatal de Kansas en Manhattan: Comunidad de aprendizaje para estudiantes de primer año enfocada en el idioma y el liderazgo. De Manhattan, Kansas a Atenas, Costa Rica
Study Abroad CAT Communities provide a dynamic, global learning experience for K-State students from the start of their college experience. Like our other CAT Communities, 22 first-year students take a group of academic classes together during the fall semester, but they also have the chance to travel abroad over Winter Break for an international service-learning adventure.
Develop your intermediate Spanish skills through meaningful interactions with Spanish speakers here in Manhattan and in the small rural community of Atenas, Costa Rica. The Spanish in Action community links the study and practice of service-learning with a special section of Spanish 4, culminating in an 11-day service-learning immersion adventure in Costa Rica. Trip dates are: January 7th-January 17th of 2014.
Study Abroad: Costa Rica. Prerequisites: Placement into SPAN 4.
MLANG 398 Intermediate Spanish in the Community, section B 
MWF 8:30-9:20 and F 9:30-10:20 [4 hours] – Angélique Courbou and Laura Kanost
EH 001 (MWF)and EH 101 (F only)
LEAD 212 Introduction to Leadership Concepts, section D 
W 11:30-1:20 [2 hours] – Michael Finnegan
Note: Students will be part of the same small group within this section.
MLANG 398 Intermediate Spanish: Costa Rica, Section ZA
By appointment, taken over the winter intersession 
[1 hour] – Laura Kanost
Costa Rica [Trip Dates: 01/07/14- 01/17/14; Course Dates: 09/01/13-01/25/14]
Scholarships available for this CAT Community! Students in a study abroad CAT Community are eligible to receive scholarships to help fund their travel. To receive these scholarships, students must have at least a 2.5 GPA upon completion of their first semester at Kansas State. (In some limited circumstances, students with GPAs under 2.5 may also receive a scholarship upon the recommendation of the learning community instructor and the Director of K-State First. Students with GPAs below 2.0 will not be considered for study abroad CAT Community scholarships.) Student participants who are Pell grant eligible will each receive a scholarship of $2,500, and students who qualify for federal financial aid will each receive a scholarship of $2,000. Students who are not eligible for financial aid will receive a $700 scholarship.
Additional information on the group study abroad component, including cost: