Program Details

On our Summer in Costa Rica program, you’ll live in the vibrant capital of San José at Universidad Veritas. Here, you can improve your Spanish, take fascinating courses in English, and explore the country’s incredible biodiversity
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Intensive Language
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Duration:
1-3 months
Language:
Spanish

Program Overview

Program Description:

On our Summer in Costa Rica program, you’ll live in the vibrant capital of San José at Universidad Veritas. Here, you can improve your Spanish, take fascinating courses in English, and explore the country’s incredible biodiversity. You’ll live with a local family to truly immerse yourself in Tico culture. When you aren’t hitting the books, you can dip a toe into the activities that make Costa Rica a top destination, like hiking volcanoes, zip-lining over the rainforest, and sipping delicious home-grown coffee. The Costa Rican saying “pura vida!” translates to “pure life,” which you’ll find is the way of life in this laid-back Central American country.

Setting Description:
Costa Rica has an inviting warm climate year-round, which makes coming at any time during the year perfect. It’s been labeled as one of the most environmentally friendly, happiest countries in the world by several international surveys! The country is bordered by both the Pacific and the Atlantic Ocean, making it a beach-lover’s paradise. Costa Rica’s incredible biodiversity is also protected by many national parks, so you can view unspoiled rainforests, rivers, and volcanoes. There’s also plenty of opportunity for adventures here! Whitewater rafting, hiking, and zip-lining are all common activities. You could even have the chance to see howler monkeys up close and personal, or watch a leatherback turtle lay eggs on the beach! The Costa Ricans you meet in San José are known for being friendly and laid-back, and will help make your cultural immersion easier. While living in San José, you can look forward to visiting the National Theater, many busy markets, delicious local restaurants
Cost:
For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

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  • The Best Decision I've Made (to Date)
    5.0
    10/06/16

    You've probably heard before that you should study abroad in college and that it's one of the best things you can do during college. That's true. Three huge benefits of studying abroad are 1) travel!! You get to see amazing things in other parts of

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