Program Details

Our goal is to offer you affordable, high quality study abroad programs. Study for 4 weeks at the University of Costa Rica and earn 6 credits while immersed in the Spanish language and culture.
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:

Program Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

Program Duration: 4 or 8 weeks

Term: Summer (June and/or July)

Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Host institution: Universidad de Costa Rica

What is included?

  • Tuition:  Students receive 6 graduate or undergraduate credits for 4-weeks and 12 credits for 8-weeks.

  • Grades: Official Transcript from the UCR *

  • Housing: Students stay with host families.

  • Board:  Students receive 2 meals per day

  • Laundry services provided by the host family

  • Pre-departure orientation and services

  • Airport pick-up for students who arrive at the designated time on the arrival date

  • On-site orientation on campus of the university

  • MLSA staff on campus and on-site: MLSA activities director, MLSA housing director, MLSA academic director, and assistants.

  • MLSA offices on campus of the university in classroom building

  • Access to some of the facilities at the university

  • Wireless internet connection on campus

  • Cultural Activity: Walking Tour of San Jose

  • Cultural Activity: Museo Nacional

  • Cultural Activity: Cartago 

Students may participate in optional excursions for an additional fee.  These excursions includes a Volcano and Waterfall, a Cruise, and a Coffee Plantation.*Subject to change.


What isn't included?

  • Books

  • Airfare (MLSA will make flight arrangements only for groups upon request)

  • Return transportation to airport

  • Application or registration fee

  • Optional trips

  • Exit tax

Contact MLSA to request an estimated budget for your trip.

$1,985 (four-week program) USD.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships Description:
MLSA offers up to scholarships of up to $500 for the programs in Costa Rica and Spain. For teachers who administer the National Spanish Examinations, NSE offers SIX (6) Study Abroad Scholarships for Teachers in Spain and Costa Rica.