- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Winter Semester
- Program Description:
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!
- Setting Description:
- Costa Rica boasts a warm climate year-round and is well-known throughout the world as the “Switzerland of Central America” for its peaceful, democratic culture and government. Several international surveys deem this environmentally friendly nation to be the greenest, happiest country in the world, so you will be sure to have a great time! Costa Rica, which translates as “rich coast,” is bordered by both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and has hundreds of miles of beautiful shoreline. And nearly a quarter of the country is protected as national parks. Rain forests, rivers, and volcanoes fill the interior of the country with diverse wildlife, and adventure opportunities abound (tread lightly!). The country is ranked 3rd in the world in terms of the 2010 Environmental Performance Index. Imagine whitewater rafting, hiking through a national reserve to see howler monkeys, or watching a leatherback turtle lay eggs on the beach. All are possible within a few hours of San Jose! On Semester i
- For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.
Based on 1 Reviews
- The Best Decision You Will Ever Make!05/12/17
Studying abroad in Costa Rica through CISabroad could be the best decision of your life. It was for me! From the application process all the way through your re-entry to the United States, CIS is there to provide all the support and tools that you need.
The site director, Lisa, is one of the most incredible humans ever. She is so kind and helpful, and it's so fun to get to know her. All the professors at Universidad Veritas are so welcoming and want to help you improve your Spanish. If you don't speak Spanish, don't worry! Most people know at least some English, and you will have the opportunity to improve your Spanish skills through conversations with the local people. No one judges you if your Spanish isn't very good (like mine was), they just want to help you learn. Living with a host family is a huge benefit, and you can learn so much from them. There's also a lot of other students from the United States, so you will make a bunch of friends! On the non-academic side of things, Costa Rica is an absolutely stunning place, with thousands of things to do and see. Some of the highlights of my trip were seeing baby sea turtles hatch in Tortuguero, learning to surf in Tamarindo, and snorkeling in Panama and with my marine biology class. You can visit somewhere new every weekend (which I highly recommend that you do), since you can get to almost anywhere in the country via public transportation in a very short amount of time. Most trips took us less than 6 hours via the public bus system. You can also plan your excursions through the travel agency at Universidad Veritas, named Tico Viajero. They are very accommodating and friendly. The wildlife, beaches, and food spots are endless. If you're planning on studying abroad in Costa Rica, definitely check out CISabroad. They will walk you through every step and will help make your trip the best of your life!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend