- San Jose, Costa Rica
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
Our semester program is designed for fall athletes to study abroad in the spring or spring athletes in the fall. You'll keep up with your off-season workouts and return to campus well prepared for your upcoming season!
We partnered with one of Central America's top universities, Universidad Veritas, located in Costa Rica's capital and centrally located from the student's host families. Students have the choice between Spanish Language courses or a full catalog of elective courses taught in English including biology, business, politics, environmental science, and much more!
Students will also enjoy weekend excursions to Manuel Antonio National Park and Volcano Arenal, gain access to private training facilities and weight rooms, and organize service-learning clinics for Costa Rican youth.
Student-Athletes Abroad works to ensure you have the most well-rounded experience abroad, while returning to your campus ready for season.
*This program is not exclusive to student-athletes.
- Setting Description:
- Costa Rica is one of the most biologically diverse regions in the world. It is also the safest country in all of Central America. Student-Athletes Abroad college programs are based in San Jose; the busy capitol city located only a few hours from two coasts and surrounded by several national parks.
Additional Program Information
Based on 3 Reviews
- Cultural and Athletic Immersion, Very Educational08/03/17
I stayed with a host family for three weeks, which helped improve my Spanish-speaking skills as well as helped me understand and grow with another culture. Although I am not an athlete myself, I was able to participate in daily workouts tailored to my
ability level. The weekend excursions (zip lining, going to a hot springs, swimming at local beaches, etc.) were nothing short of gorgeous, but the weekdays were the most rewarding. During the week, I was partnered with a group that created an athletic program for underprivileged youth, and we also had the option to volunteer with the Costa Rican Special Olympics every weekday. The work we did felt valuable, and this will always be one of my favorite experiences.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- A Great Experience!07/26/17
I participated in the summer internship program this past June and absolutely loved it! It was the perfect combination of getting internship experience but also getting to enjoy traveling to a new place. Not only is it beneficial to be able to put on
a resume but we also had the opportunity to be immersed in a different culture and be able to approach it with an open mind. I consistently felt safe and welcomed during my stay and would highly recommend this program to anyone!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Beyond Sports Study Abroad Spring 201707/20/17
I had a wonderful experience studying abroad in Costa Rica. Beyond took us on awesome excursions. We went zip lining through the rain forest at Arenal Volcano, relaxed on the beautiful beaches of Manuel Antonio, and explored Bocas del Toro, Panama.
We were always welcome to hang out at Beyond's office to work on homework or just watch a movie. The workouts were personalized and at whatever level you wanted. I really enjoyed my classes at Veritas University and they had a lot of clubs and activities to participate in. On the weekends I was able to travel all over the country to different beaches and waterfalls. Costa Rica is a truly beautiful country. One of the greatest parts of the experience was staying with a host family. It really helped with my Spanish and embrace the culture and traditions. Overall it was a wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend it!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend