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CISabroad Semester in Costa Rica
Program Terms: Academic Year,
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
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Areas of Study: African Studies, Anthropology, Arab Studies, Arabic, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Botany, Business, Business: Fashion and Textiles, Chinese Culture and Cuisine, Communication, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Culture, Destination Marketing, Earth Science, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Forestry, French, Gender Studies, Geography, German, Government, Health and Human Services, Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, History, Honors, Hospitality, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Human Rights, Independent Studies, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary Studies, International Relations, International Studies, Internships, Italian, Japanese, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, Liberal Arts, Literature, Management, Marine Biology, Marketing, Mathematics, McNair, Minority Studies, Multi-Discipline, Nursing, Peace and Conflict Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-Health, Psychology, Public Administration, Religion/Theology, Social Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Theater, Tourism, Visual Arts, Women's Studies, Zoology Housing Options: Homestay
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
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Program Information:
Originally founded in 1975, Universidad Veritas has become one of the most highly recognized private universities in all of Latin America. Known for its appeal to international students, Veritas has a student body that is incredibly diverse, as students from all over the globe come to study and be immersed in the Spanish language.  Amid the student population of 1,500, over 300 are international students. Enjoy all this and more:

  • Study alongside international students - Your fellow students will be coming from all over the world. Study and travel alongside them, while practicing Spanish with the local ticos.
  • Amazing location - Costa Rica boasts a beautiful landscape and warm climate nearly year round. Enjoy being minutes from the capital (San Jose) and explore the mountain villages, beach towns, and parks.
  • Choose your language - Practice your Spanish with locals and in class. Take classes in English as well. Costa Rica and your university will help you develop language skills in both English and Spanish.
Veritas offers a range of subjects from intensive Spanish (all levels) to Tropical Ecology to Business to Latin American design. A typical schedule for a study abroad student at Veritas consists of Spanish classes in the morning and electives in the afternoon over the course of a trimester or semester. Veritas offers three distinct academic tracks:

  • Spanish Language Intensives: Students take four Spanish classes, covering grammar, conversation, and composition. All levels of Spanish offered.
  • Language and Culture Exploration: Students take one  or two courses in Spanish and one or two in English in the following areas: art and photography; environmental studies; history and politics; and international business.
  • Direct Enroll: Enroll with Costa Rican students in architecture, design , and film courses. All course are taught in Spanish. Advanced Spanish-language ability required.
Student Life:
We will help you get settled with your host family and in the university upon your arrival. After a short orientation, where we introduce you to fellow students and show you around town, we will point out hot spots to visit. Our on-site staff will help you get comfortable in the environment, sign up for classes that pertain to your major, and navigate the city of San Jose. We will be there for you every step of the way to make this the experience of a lifetime. 

  • Give back to the local community with volunteer projects
  • Take excursions to explore Costa Rica
  • Cooking classes, sporting events, and dance classes available
  • Live in the most environmentally diverse countries in the world
  • Wide course selection available 

This program is currently not accepting applications.