- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- During your summer studying abroad in Costa Rica, you’ll live in vibrant San José, Costa Rica’s capital. At the university, you will study in English and take Spanish-language classes. After classes, you can try some of Costa Rica’s famous activities, like hiking volcanoes, zip-lining in the rainforest, and trying some incredible Costa Rican coffee.
Classes with international students – Your fellow students will be a great balance of students from across the US and many countries around the world.
Study Spanish in Costa Rica – Study Spanish abroad at any level with local professors. Use your Spanish in the markets, restaurants, and salsa classes of San José, and you’ll really learn the language.
Perfect location – You’ll be minutes from the heart of San Jose, so you can easily explore the city, as well as the beautiful nearby national parks, picturesque mountain villages, and relaxed beach towns that make Costa Rica famous!
Awesome classes in English – Study the Costa Rican health care system, human rights in Latin America, ecotourism, cultural photography, and international economic integration in Latin America, all in English.
Great excursions – A day trip and a weekend excursion with your fellow study abroad students are included in the program. Take a city tour, wander through the local markets, and try some exotic tropical fruit as you explore the rain forest for the perfect summer abroad in Costa Rica.
Summer in Costa Rica at Universidad Veritas offers varied courses that help you earn credit toward graduation while gaining fluency in Spanish. Veritas is a great place to learn more about Costa Rica’s history, culture, environment, politics, and more! We have three amazing study options for you in our Summer in Costa Rica program! A four-week Spanish language intensive program in which you will take one Spanish language course; a five-week language and culture program in which you will take one Spanish language program and one elective course; and an eight-week Spanish language and culture program in which you will take two Spanish language courses and one elective.
If you've always wanted to study abroad in Costa Rica, check out our Summer in Costa Rica program. Here are just a few of the key highlights that make this program unique: One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet Courses taught in English and Spanish - study Spanish in Costa Rica, the best way to learn! Excursions throughout Costa Rica Wide course selection, from Business to Tropical Ecology to Photography Study at a highly ranked private university in San Jose Live with a local family Explore the bustling capital city of San José Cooking classes, dance classes, and sports events help you bond with your classmates
- 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
- For current prices and dates please visit the CISabroad website.
Based on 1 Reviews
- Summer in Costa Rica03/16/17
I spent four weeks (May-June) in Costa Rica the summer of 2016, doing an intensive Spanish program with CISabroad. The experience was absolutely amazing. CIS staff helped a ton with the application and travel planning process--which was nice because my
home university's study abroad office was completely incompetent--the onsite support was great, and I loved my small class and professor. More than that, I really loved the host family I was placed with, which was important to me because that's where I practiced my Spanish the most. The excursions were the highlight of my trip, and the fact that CIS organized them and helped me pick which ones were the most interesting for me was really helpful, and made adventuring in other parts of Costa Rica way easier and less stressful than it would have been had I had to plan these trips myself. Costa Rica is a beautiful, incredible place, and CIS will help you get the most out of your study abroad experience. While there are always areas in which an organization can improve, I'd recommend CISabroad to a friend and use them for another study abroad experience without hesitation.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend