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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 07/01/2019 07/01/2019 09/28/2019 12/21/2019
Fact Sheet:
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing Options: Home Stay Areas of Study: Architecture, Arts, Business, Communications, Culture, Dance, Economics, Environmental Studies, Health Science, History, International Business, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Management, Marine Science, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Spanish, Tourism
Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
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Program Information:
On our Semester in Costa Rica program, you’ll live minutes from the heart of San José and study at Universidad Veritas. Use this capital city as your launch pad to explore the country’s biodiversity. At the University, you can take courses taught in English or Spanish, ranging from topics like Costa Rican culture to art studies. San José is the perfect place to improve your Spanish, with language classes for beginners to advanced speakers. In your free time, explore nearby volcanoes, venture into the rainforest, hit the beach, and embrace Costa Rican culture in this bustling capital. Pura vida!


Enjoy all this and more:
  • One of the most environmentally diverse countries in the world
  • Course options in both English and Spanish alongside international and local students
  • Cooking classes, sports events, and dance classes to fully immerse in the culture
  • Small Spanish-language class sizes, with no prerequisites
  • Wide course selection ranging from art to business to tropical ecology
Location:
San José is the bustling capital of Costa Rica and the place to learn about the country’s fascinating culture. Food, art, and people flow in from all directions. Likewise, you can use the capital as your launching point to discover the rest of this friendly country. Beautiful national parks, picturesque mountain villages, and relaxed beach towns are nearby and easily accessible. Spend your weekends exploring volcanoes, zip-lining through the jungle, or visiting a sloth sanctuary.

As a CISabroad student in San José, you'll get to know local Costa Ricans (aka Ticos), who have a friendly, laid-back demeanor. Local classmates will show you the meaning of pura vida. Being minutes from the heart of the Costa Rican capital, you can explore the city with ease. Imagine sipping some of the best coffee in the world and nibbling on a churro with friends at a local café.

Chepe, as the city is known locally, is famed for its National Theater, busy market life, and easy-to-use public transportation. There are plenty of international restaurants, ranging from Lebanese to Italian, in addition to local sodas, where you can eat large helpings of gallo pinto, the delicious national dish. Visitors and residents adore the street food in San José or grabbing a cheap and cheerful meal at Mercado Central. After class, you can head to one of the many local theaters, concert venues, cinemas, or salsa clubs. Then, spend the evening with new friends in the Plaza de la Cultura watching the pigeons and a marimba band. It doesn’t get much better than this.

 
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