Faculty-Led Program Abroad


Deadline: January 28, 2024 

FLPA to Costa Rica: Fashion

Are you passionate about sustainable fashion? Do you want to gain invaluable experience from master artisans in Indigenous communities? Then, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Fashion students enrolled in eligible programs can embark on a two-week trip to Costa Rica in May 2024. 

This immersive program provides hands-on experience, which complements the theoretical and conceptual teachings in the classroom. Students can earn academic credits while engaging in a research project that supports local communities in Costa Rica. The FLPA is delivered in collaboration with Costa Rica Global Learning Programs and is led by Seneca professors, with mandatory pre-travel and post-return classes at Seneca. Seize this chance to make a difference and broaden your horizons.

Explore photos from previous participants and apply now! The application deadline is January 28, 2024. 

Program Details

Eligibility Requirements: 

    • Full-time student enrolled in the following programs: FBM, FAB, FAA, or FST
    • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic standing
    • Open to both domestic and international students

 To be considered for this opportunity, you must submit a complete application which includes:

 Program fee: $5,000 CAD approx. 

    • Included: round-trip airfare, accommodation, local travel, entry fees & site visits, guides & translators, most meals.
    • Not included: course tuition fee, applicable visa fees, meals outside of program itinerary, personal travel, souvenirs, vaccinations required, or otherwise.

Seneca provides up to $3,000 in funding to accepted students to offset the program fee.

Funding is awarded automatically upon application. No additional funding application is required. 

Location: Costa Rica


Itinerary: To be updated


Language of Instruction: English


Term: Summer 2024

    • Classes before and after the trip to Costa Rica will be held at Seneca.
    • Travel dates: May 13 - May 28, 2024

   Accommodations: Shared

Course Credits

Students who have not yet taken the following courses may be eligible for the following credits. Upon successful completion of the FLPA, a maximum of ONE program credit and ONE general education course can be applied to a student's transcript.

Eligible Programs

Program Credits

Gen-Ed Course Credits

Fashion Business (FAB)



Gen-Ed (Arts & Humanities)

Fashion Business Management (FBM)


Fashion Arts (FAA)




Field Placement

Fashion Studies (FST)


Participation in all aspects of the FLPA program is required by all students who attend.


Application Deadline
Sunday, January 28, 2024

Acceptance Date
Friday, February 9, 2024

Pre-Departure Orientation
Approx. 2 months pre-trip

Return Debrief
Approx. 1 month post-trip

Student Experience


Traveling students must adhere to all jurisdictional guidelines and/or regulations of their host country and host institution. All accepted students are responsible for ensuring they meet the entry and exit requirements of their destination country. This information is subject to change at any time.

Seneca relies on the Government of Canada’s (GOC) Travel Advice and Advisories and the associated risk level for each destination to assess whether students should engage in an overseas activity. While we make every effort to prepare students for a successful trip overseas, circumstances may arise that are beyond our control.

Students who accept to participate on a global learning opportunity must accept as a condition of participation the possibility that the program may be cancelled or terminated early due to concerns over the safety and security of students. If cancellation or termination occurs, we will refund any payments you have made and withdraw any disbursed grants. Participants may encounter additional and unexpected financial and academic implications. Seneca will work to mitigate negative implications to the best of its ability. 

International Students are required to meet with an immigration specialist to ensure their program of study and/or study permit will not be negatively impacted by travelling abroad. This must take place as soon as possible in the application process. Immigration specialists can be reached at theservicehub@senecacollege.ca

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