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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Sol Education Abroad 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 03/02/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 05/12/2018 05/25/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay
Areas of Study: Accounting, Architecture, Art History, Biology, Business, Business Design, Business Information Systems, Communications, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Culture, Dietetics & Nutrition, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Food Communications, Food Technology and Management, Graphic Design, History, Hospitality Management, Human Resources Management, Humanities, International Business, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Management, Marketing, Math & Statistics, Media Studies, Political Science, Pre-Health, Psychology, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Spanish Class Standing: 1) First Year, 2) Sophomore, 3) Junior, 4) Senior, 5) Graduate, 6) Non-affiliated
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Discover a
country of friendly people and breathtaking scenery. The mountainous landscape is dotted
with volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and rushing rivers. Costa Rica is situated between two
coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, giving it miles of stunning seashore
that supports an amazing array of sea life. It is considered one of the best places in the
world to study Spanish due to the clear and enjoyable accent of its inhabitants.

You will live in the cool highlands of Costa Rica in the beautiful city of Heredia, known as
the "City of Flowers". Heredia is located only 20 minutes from the capital city of San José,
yet retains the atmosphere of a smaller Costa Rican town. Heredia provides a wonderful
mix of old and new and is the perfect place to study Spanish and explore Costa Rica.

Latin University of Costa Rica
The Latin University of Costa Rica (Unversidad Latina de Costa Rica, or ULatina for short) is a private, fully accredited university founded in 1986. It has a full range of degrees for students that come from all over the world. The university is located on a spacious campus set amongst pine trees and abundant green space for studying outside and intramural sports. First-rate academics combined with a beautiful locale make the ULatina a world-class location for study abroad.

Homestay (Room & Board) & Meals
There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than
by living with our carefully selected local host families. You will have breakfast, lunch, and
dinner with your family.

Included Excursions
Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, Rain Forest Zipline & La Fortuna Waterfall
Experience the natural beauty of an active volcano and soak in the exotic hot springs.
Horseback through the rain forest and feel the rush of a zipline.
Pacific Beach (Curu Wildlife Refuge, Montezuma Beach, & Isla Tortuga Snorkeling)
Get up close and personal with white-faced monkeys, sloths, and relax on pristine beaches.
Poás Volcano Hike & La Paz Waterfall
Hike to the crater's edge of an active volcano at Poás Volcano National Park.
White-Water Rafting
Experience the rush of white-water rafting through Costa Rica's tropical landscapes.
Monteverde Cloud Forest & Rain Forest Zipline (seasonal)
Hike in the verdant cloud forest of Monteverde and do a zipline tour.
San José City Tour
Tour the historical capital city of Costa Rica.
Nicaragua or Panama (semester only)
Get off the beaten path, and travel to one of Costa Rica's beautiful neighbors and
experience the life and culture of another Central American country.

Cultural Activities
We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed
to accentuate the unique character of Costa Rica and Heredia.
• Coffee Tour • Traditional Cooking Classes • Yoga & Dance Classes
• Soccer Matches • Movie Night • Art Classes
• Theater Performance • City Tours • Hiking
• Photography Class • Spa Retreat • Festivals & Market Day