Program Details

This is the ideal program for students interested in Spanish immersion and living in Costa Rica. Explore the verdant cloud forests and tropical coastlines of the Central American country while studying Spanish in either the colonial city of Heredia or the
Location:
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
High School
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Rolling Starts, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

Program Description:
Take intensive Spanish classes and electives while living with a host family and taking in all that the people and culture of Costa Rica have to offer!

This is the ideal program for students interested in Spanish immersion and living in Costa Rica. Explore the verdant cloud forests and tropical coastlines of the Central American country while studying Spanish in either the colonial city of Heredia or the traditional, rural community of Atenas.

Program Includes: Weekend Excursions, Cultural Activities, Homestay & Meals, Tuition, International Medical Insurance, Predeparture Advising, Airport Transfers, Reception & Farewell Events, On-site Staff, Tutoring, Certificate or University Transcript, Volunteer Placement
Setting Description:
While on our program you will live in a traditional Costa Rican community in the central highlands. From your new home in Costa Rica, we will depart on excursions to visit national parts and all that this tropical, Central American country has to offer.
Cost:
Summer: $1,995 (1 weeks), $2,595 (2 weeks), $2,995 (3 weeks) Semester: $7,995

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Based on 15 Reviews

  • Sol Abroad Atenas Cost Rica
    4.0
    08/05/17

    Overall my experience at Atenas, Costa Rica was great. I enjoy all of out trips and class activites as well as spending time in Atenas with other students. My host family was very kind and I loved all of the meals that my host mother created. I loved

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Costa Rica Trip
    5.0
    08/05/17

    My experience in Atenas was amazing. I would definitely recommend this trip to any teenager seeking to learn more Spanish and more about the country of Costa Rica. Maria and Orlando were very helpful and really nice towards me and everybody else on the

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Sol Abroad Atenas Cost Rica
    5.0
    07/21/17
    it was a great experience, I made a ton of friends they will definitly impactmy life for the greater good. The cultural activities make you feel like you made a new home. The weekend excursions was a nice twist with interactions with locals.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Sol Abroad 2017
    4.0
    07/21/17

    I thought that the trip was a good experience, living with a host family makes you practice your Spanish more and being in the country for 3 weeks lets you experience a lot of things. The directors were very nice and genuinly wanted you to have a good

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The Rich Coast
    5.0
    07/21/17

    I really enjoyed this whole country and everything that i experienced will influence me for my whole life. I met some amazing people and became friends with many of them and i will be friends with them for many years to come. I love this country and wish

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Sol Abroad Atenas Cost Rica
    4.0
    07/21/17

    It was a really great experience and I got to improve my Spanish by talking with the locals and staying with my host family. Additionally, I also got to learn more about the Costa Rican culture and values and compare and contrast with my own values and

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Costa Rica was AMAZING
    5.0
    07/16/17
    I loved this program. My spanish got so much better and I got an understanding of the culture here that I never could have learned in a classroom.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Amazing experience
    5.0
    07/15/17

    This trip was an amazing experience, If you want something to do over any break you have, and you're interested in improving your spanish, SOL abroad is perfect for you. I had amazing roommates and amazing friends through this trip. You will come back

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Cool directers
    5.0
    07/15/17
    The trip was very cool, excursions were absolutely fantastic. The directors were amazing, they both were strong enough to tell us what we should do and we would listen, but also nice enough that we would find ourselves laughing together.
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Costa Rica – Summer Spanish Immerison
    5.0
    07/15/17

    I spent an eye opening 5 weeks in Atenas, Costa Rica. I had breakfast, lunch, and dinner practically everyday with my host family. The good byes were teary; however, I know that I couldn't have gotten a better experience without them. I went to school

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Atenas, Costa Rica
    5.0
    07/15/17

    This trip to Costa Rica has taught me a lot of things. I have learned how to make new friends and branch out and try things i don't particularly like. I have also learned how to be more independent and survive on my own by getting around speaking a foreign

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • SolAbroad SUM1 trip
    4.0
    06/25/17

    The program was really good. It was set up in way that allowed for students to experience many different things that they would most likely not get to experience. It is a really good way to be immersed in a class specific to learning how to communicate

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • One of the Best Experiences of my Life!
    5.0
    06/25/17

    While this is my first study abroad experience, I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to improve their Spanish. While speaking a different language may seem daunting, if you are motivated to break out of your shell and just speak, it

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Atenas, Costa Rica
    5.0
    05/23/17

    I had a great experience living in Atenas. I went in knowing only a little Spanish and left feeling confident in my abilities to understand and speak the language. My host family was extremely kind, and the Spanish teachers were nice and patient as well.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Best time ever!
    5.0
    05/23/17
    Costa Rica is amazing!! If you love nature and adventure this is the program for you!
    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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