FRESHMAN ABROAD IN LATIN AMERICA
The Freshman Year Abroad is a unique “first year away” program that gives students the opportunity to complete their first-year degree requirements at one of Maximo Nivel’s campuses in Costa Rica, Guatemala, or Peru. This is an alternative, experiential program that maintains proper academic standards and ensures transferable credit is earned toward graduation.
The Freshman Year Abroad program is a carefully designed, 14-week, cohort-based program with a maximum of only 25 students. Participants take part in experiential service learning programs, while also studying Spanish language and general education courses specifically chosen to ensure students stay on track with their degree requirements. Each semester course load includes:
– 2 Spanish language courses
– 2 general education (GE) courses
– 1-week educational travel program
– 7-week service learning experience
Freshman students can join both the Fall and Spring semesters or choose to attend for just a single semester. Most students earn 12-15 credits during each semester.
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Why I Maximo Nivel
I wasn’t sure what to expect from the classes at Maximo Nivel, but I am very happy how it turned out. I came to Costa Rica knowing only “Hola como estas?” but now after six months of learning and studying with this school I have earned the level of being an advanced student. I never could have imagined everything I have learned here. I am very glad I had this experience through Maximo Nivel.
Life as A Freshman Abroad
SAMPLE COURSE LOAD
|Spanish course (level 1)||60||3|
|Spanish course (level 2)||60||3|
|Introduction to Sustainability||45||3|
|History of Latin America||45||3|
|Cultural Tours||5 days||–|
– Campus and Institute open 7 days/week, 363 days/year
– Academic Advisor
– Travel office onsite
– Free WiFi and computer lab
– Free Spanish tutoring
– Tandem Conversation Program
– Salsa dance classes
– Cooking classes
– Onsite snack bar with free coffee and tea
– Emergency Contact 24/7
Maximo Nivel is a responsible educational provider. We organize our teams and our programs to ensure the safety and enjoyment of every participant. Our first priority is the safety, health, and well-being of each student and faculty member. We minimize risk through careful pre-departure planning and preparation. Once students and faculty are in-country, our Country Managers, Academic Directors, and Field Managers provide excellent on-the-ground support 24/7. Our teams are ready to enact the Maximo Nivel Emergency Plan whenever necessary. Our liability insurance and required student insurance provide an added layer of protection should circumstances call for it.
EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT
Academic credit is available for Maximo Nivel’s Study Abroad programs. Our programs can fulfill major, minor, or elective requirements. Our School of Record issues official transcripts and academic credit for your program. Get the credit you earn!