Program Details

We make studying in San José easy. Our CEA Study Center – Extension, and in partnership with Veritas University, we give you a chance to explore the vibrant city of San José.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Fall Semester, MayMester Intersession, Rolling Starts, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

We offer three programs in San José: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences, Medical Spanish & Health, and Intensive Spanish Language. It doesn’t matter how long you go -- you will be able to absorb the language and the culture through your classes and experiences. In addition, elective courses will also be offered and include Film Studies, Dance, Art History, and more. 

Our partner university, Veritas University, and our CEA San José Study Center – Extension, will provide you with the resources you need to accomplish your academic goals. Veritas University is one of the most highly recognized private universities in Latin America, with approximately 2,000 students, 500 of whom are international. 

Outside of the classroom, we also offer excursions and cultural engagements to help you explore the city of San José. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park, located on the Central Pacific coast -- it is home to many endangered species. Or stop by Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna, where you can enjoy a hike to La Fortuna Waterfall and swim in the jungle.  

CEA makes sure your housing, health, safety, social engagement, and other needs are taken care of. Giving you the best possible study abroad experience is our top priority.

Setting Description:
If you love adventure and the outdoors, Costa Rica is your paradise abroad. This incredible country is one of the most biodiverse in the world, full of?lush rainforests,?white sand beaches, volcanoes, mountains, and more.?Explore some of the most exquisite landscapes the world has to offer in your free time, when you aren’t enjoying the city of San José and?its?vibrant, urban culture.
Program price varies. Check CEA's website for up-to-date information.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
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Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 2 Reviews

  • There is no program quite like CEA San José

    I loved study abroad, but I would not have been able to overcome some obstacles without the help of my CEA family! Anytime I had a problem, Maggie (the director) was there to help me. You can tell CEA San José staff members care about their students,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Beautiful Country, Even More Beautiful Experience: Journey to True Pura Vida

    I studied w/ CEA for an entire semester; I ,specifically, did the Medical Spanish & Health Sciences program. I had an amazing semester that truly changed my life (that sounds cliche but it is sooo true). The on-site staff (Maggie and Leo) are amazing,

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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