Costa Rica


Maymester 2013 May​ 13-June 4, 2013

Three full weeks in May & June of learning and adventure! Visit Costa Rican cities, beach and rainforest! The 2013 Art & Culture Maymester in Costa Rica will be led by Lamar Dodd School of Art Professors Alex Murawski and Scott Belville.

Experience and reflect upon the nature and culture of Central America through study, direct observation and interaction with its people, natural and built environment, and institution of culture.

Classes will begin at the University of Georgia by involving students in the study of Costa Rican history, arts, culture, and education. Students will work with professors to outline specific personal art making goals and projects.

As a result of your experiences and reflections, you will create a process-portfolio of works of art, journal entries, sketches, and research materials along with an exhibition that demonstrates the way your art and way of thinking have been informed by your international study experience.

Learn more about the Campus in the Clouds at UGA Costa Rica.

Faculty and Courses Offered

Alex Murawski
Scott Belville

ARST3120 - Aqueous Media
ARST4080 - Directed Study in Drawing
ARST4180 - Directed Study in Painting

Tentative Program Format

  • Directed Studies
  • Workshops
  • Open Lecture Series
  • Artists Studio Visits
  • Cloud Forest: Photography
  • Spanish lessons
  • Cultural Studies

Additional Program Highlights:

  • Fiestas
  • Salsa Dancing
  • Weekend Excursions
  • Guided Rainforest Treks
  • World Class Bird Watching
  • Night Hikes
  • Tours of Medicine Garden
  • Zip Line
  • Water Sports

Projected Cost Per Student:  TBD (double occ​upancy)

Program Cost Covers

  • Health Insurance
  • U.S. Treasury Department Travel License
  • Visa
  • Ground Transportation
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfers
  • Private Bus for Field Trips
  • Artist Workshops
  • Guided Field Trips with Program Leaders and Bilingual Guides
  • 3 Meals per day
  • Fiestas
  • Special Events
  • Beaches
  • White water rafting
  • Artist Studio Visits and much more!!

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For additional information, please contact:

Gene Wright
Program Director
UGA Costa Rica Art & Culture Program

Matt Stevens
UGA Costa Rica Study Abroad Specialist
110 E. Clayton St., Bank of America Building, 3rd Floor