We are very sorry to announce that we anticipate all Summer 2020 Study Abroad related travel to be canceled. See the full announcement for details. For more updates in regard to the COVID-19 incident, please visit the CSUSM Incident Response page.
Travel this summer to Nosara, Costa Rica to gain insight into the sub-disciplines of Kinesiology through the sport of surfing. Students will learn about research and careers in Kinesiology that are focused on the sport of surfing through daily lectures, readings , class activities, and research projects taking place on some of the best beaches for surfing in the world. Dr. Sean Newcomer will help bring the curriculum to life as students are encouraged to reflect on curriculum during daily surfing guided by experienced surf instructors. No prior experience surfing necessary.
Planned excursions include the following:
May 17 - 29, 2020
KINE 497: Field Research (3 units); Kinesiology majors only
Participants will stay in shared rooms at a local lodge. Wifi access will be available, though connection speeds are considerably slower than U.S. standards. Bathrooms are shared.
Most meals will be available on-site.
$3,500 + $252 Extended Learning Fees
Price includes lodging, two local meals/day, health insurance, in-country ground transportation, surf instructors, and several planned field trips. Does NOT include airfare or personal expenses (estimated at $850-$1,000).
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