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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Winter, Winterim
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Sol Education Abroad 
  • Budget Sheets: Winter, Winterim
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Home Stay Areas of Study: Culture, Latin American Studies, Literature, Spanish
Class Standing: 1) First Year, 2) Sophomore, 3) Junior, 4) Senior, 6) Non-affiliated Program Type: Internship, Service Learning, Study Abroad
Program Description:
Costa Rica
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world, during the winter break. 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.
Excursions are included in the program price and for Winter Break can include:
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 (Manuel Antonio National Park)
Manuel Antonio National Park is an escape to paradise. It is characterized by lush forests, tropical beaches, and abundant wildlife.
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.
San José City Tour
Tour the historical capital city of Costa Rica.
Cultural Activities
We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of Costa Rica and Heredia. Examples include:
• Coffee Tour • Traditional Cooking Classes • Yoga & Dance Classes • Soccer Matches • Movie Night
•  Theater Performance • City Tours • Hiking • Festivals & Market Day

This program is currently not accepting applications.