Interested in Earning College Credit While Traveling to Costa Rica?

To learn more about our department’s international travel programs please contact either of the Assistant Professors listed below.  Currently, we have a study abroad program wherein students are invited to visit Costa Rica and earn college credit while doing so.  Please check back for additional planned future locations.


Assistant Professor Dr. Bryant Smith (Spanish)                                       Assistant Professor Dr. Robin White (French)

205A Peltier Hall                                                                                             256B Peltier Hall

985-448-4980                                                                                                  985-448-4854                                                                

Costa Rica Mountain Side
Costa Rica Mountain Side
Costa Rica Beach
Costa Rica Coffee Farm
Costa Rica Volcano
Costa Rica Crater
Costa Rica Fruit

Undergraduate Courses: Fall 2015

Be sure to check out the new Fall 2015 course descriptions for changes in our English literature course offerings. With the advent of fall 2015, we are beginning to offer new literature courses beginning with the 200 level. Come take a look inside and be prepared to be entranced by our newest additions. Feedback is welcomed – what do you wish to read about? A particular theme you are drawn to, or a past theme which you would like to see again – WE WISH TO HEAR FROM YOU! Email: or 985-448-4453 (telephone)

Experience Costa Rica!

The Department of Languages and Literature is pleased to announce that the Experience Costa Rica! study abroad program is now open for enrollment. There are two tracks that students can take in Costa Rica:

1. Humanities 405 (HUMA 405) and Spanish 101 or 102 (6 hours)
If you choose the Spanish track, you will take either Spanish 101 or Spanish 102 in addition to HUMA 405. By studying in Costa Rica, your language learning will be constantly reinforced by your immersion in the culture and language. Intensive study with a Nicholls’ professor will be enhanced by Spanish practice outside of the classroom.

2. Humanities 405 and English 266 (6 hours)

If you are doing the all-English track, ENGL 266: Nonfiction Prose Writing will involve your writing travel diary entries, giving descriptions of each place you will visit, and also exploring cultural differences between your home communities and various Costa Rican communities. You will also explore differences within the Costa Rican communities that you visit.

For more information, please phone: (985) 448-4854, or email Dr. Robin White ( or contact Dr. Bryant Smith ( at (985) 448-4980. The deadline to sign up is December 18, 2013.

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