Orientation

How Do We Do It?

Kachabri Talamanca

Different Methodologies and Materials

  • Brief Conferences
  • Workshops
  • Guest Speakers
  • Videos
  • Tours
  • Written Materials

Orientation in Heredia UNA

  • Walking tour (Campus and Heredia)
  • Worshops and guest separes
  • Walking tour (San José)
  • Closing event: Recreational activities with tico students.

Where Do We Do It?

  • First week ether in Monteverde or in Liberia (country setting)
  • Second week in Heredia

When Do We Do It?

First Week

  • Arrival & Pre-orientation
  • Departure to orientation site
  • Intensive Spanish Classes

Second Week

  • Orientation at UNA (Heredia) or UCR (San Pedro)

Pre-Orientation

  • Welcome
  • Academic Information (& Contract)
  • Bags
    • Handbook
    • Semester Program
    • Voluntarisim Pamphlet
    • Insurance Documents
    • Telephone List
  • Placement Test

Orientation in Heredia UNA

  • Walking tour (Campus and Heredia)
  • Worshops and guest speakers
  • Walking tour (San José)

Written Materials

  • Student Handbook
  • Voluntarism
  • Newsletter
  • Medical Insurance
  • Phone List

Stuff To Bring Along

Spring
Orientation (first two weeks in Costa Rica)
What MUST you bring with you?
What must you bring with you to Monteverde and to the tours? (one week)

  • Waterproof clothing (raincoat)
  • Warm sweatshirt
  • Bathing clothes
  • Sporty clothing
  • Waterproof walking shoes
  • Sandals
  • Any medicines you might need
  • Bug repellent
  • Sun block (high SPF)
  • Umbrella
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Money for emergencies

Work sessions and Spanish lessons

  • Note pad or notebook
  • Pen, pencil etc.
  • Semester calendar
  • Manual
  • Medical insurance

Tour through University campus and the city of Heredia, San Pedro and San José (two days)

  • Small bag, light weight, safe to take camera, wallet, etc.
  • Comfortable clothing. Long pants and skirts required for visiting political sites
  • Walking shoes
  • Water (bottle)
  • Sun block
  • Money for souvenirs, extra snacks or beverages
  • Umbrella (in case of rain)

Work sessions and Spanish lessons

  • Note pad or notebook
  • Pen, pencil etc.
  • Semester calendar
  • Manual
  • Medical insurance

Tour through University campus and the city of Heredia and San José (two days)

  • Small bag, light weight, safe to take camera, wallet etc.
  • comfortable clothing. Long pants and skirts so you may access political sites.
  • Walking shoes.
  • Water.
  • Sun block.
  • Money for souvenirs, extra snacks or beverages.
  • Umbrella (in case of rain)