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Fall Semester Away (FSA)

Are you ready to start at CC in the fall and also want to challenge yourself by starting abroad? CC has a semester-long program for first year students. The program begins with an on-campus orientation and then you will travel to Costa Rica and Belize to complete the first four blocks of your coursework. 

With over 80% of CC students choosing to study outside of the CC campus during their four years here, experiences and classes that student take off-campus make a huge difference to one's college experience.

CC is thrilled to offer students the option of participating in a study abroad fall semester this coming academic year. Feel free to look at our itinerary posted below to get a view of how the FSA program is designed.  

2019 Program Schedule

August 19

Students arrive in Colorado Springs to begin orientation.

August 19-23 Orientation on CC Campus
August 23 Group flight from Colorado Springs to San Jose, Costa Rica.
August 24-25 San Jose and Heredia orientation and introduction to homestay families.
August 26-October 20

Two Block Spanish Program in partnership with IFSA-Butler and the Universidad Nacional in Heredia, Costa Rica. Lodging will be with Heredia family homestays for these two blocks.

October 21-November 12
(Block 3)

Students relocate to Monteverde, Costa Rica. Students will be enrolled in EV120: Cloud Forest Ecology and Conservation, Dr. Miroslav Kummel. Housing will be at University of Georgia and CIEE Field Stations in the Monteverde area and will include some 'rustic' accommodations during the study of the cloud forest.

November 12-16
(Block Break)

The group will fly to Belize and have a 4 day block break to relax, recuperate, and familiarize themselves with Belize as they stay at an oceanside resort hotel before the final block of study begins on the Belize coast and rainforest. Housing will be at a 3-star hotel or equivalent along the Belize Caribbean coast.

November 16 - December 8
(Block 4)

The group will split the final block between three ecological reserves: The Cockscomb Basin Jaguar Reserve, The Blue Creek Rainforest Preserve, and the South Water Caye. For Block Four students will be registered for EV220: Ecology and Conservation of Coral Reefs and Lowland Rain Forests, co-taught by Dr. Kummel and Dr. Emilie Gray. Housing will be at the three bio-reserve areas during this block.

December 8 Return flight to Denver with overnight at a Denver Hotel.
December 9 Students depart for their homes for Winter Break.

For any information on these programs, please contact Matthew Bonser in the Admission Office at (719) 389-6345.