Program Details

- Train for your sport with specialized workouts - Earn academic credit from one of the best universities in Central America - Volunteer with local youth and immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture living with a host family
San Jose, Costa Rica
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round

Program Overview

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


Program Reviews

Overall Rating


Based on 3 Reviews

  • Cultural and Athletic Immersion, Very Educational

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • A Great Experience!

    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

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Beyond Sports Study Abroad Spring 2017

    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.

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