By Joseph Iemma
Assistant Features Editor
With the summer of 2016 quickly approaching, students can’t seem to wait to book that next summer getaway. This summer, Post’s study abroad program is offering a two-week three-credit TESOL [Teaching English to speakers of other languages] course in Costa Rica.
According to Karen Ogulnick, the director of TESOL courses at Post, students will be given the opportunity to “…experience other cultures,” in this case the culture of Costa Rica. Ogulnick said that aside from teaching locals how to speak the English language, there will be an ‘”environmental focus,” as well as environmental excursions, Costa Rican style, which feature tropical mountain and rainforest adventures.
Ogulnick has high praise for this year’s study abroad program, stating that “the course is really important for any education major, because most of the new students coming into our schools systems speak Spanish at home.” Aside from that, according to Ogulnick, “this course can be used for students to one day get a TESOL certification.” Thus, making this two week course a key resume builder, which may help students who wish to enter the education field find jobs.
The course takes place from August 7 to August 21, and is only catered to graduate students. Students who wish to sign up should contact LIU Post’s Study Abroad office via email: email@example.com, or via telephone: 516-299-2137. Students who swish to enroll are required to pay of $1,400, which covers all travel expenses necessary for the trip; all other expenses are covered through student tuition. According to
Ogulnick, “We currently have seven students enrolled, and we need just ten to go,” student’s have till May 1 to register. “It should be a great time for students,” Ogulnick said. “A great way for students to experience another culture while furthering their education.”