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Minimum GPA Required: 2.6 Academic Field of Study: Business, Environmental Studies, Health Science, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish, Zoology
Student Classification: 1 - Freshman, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay Program Type: study abroad
Program Model: Direct Enroll LU Serve Program?: No
Program Description:

Study Abroad in San José

Take a deep dive into environmental issues in a country that's renowned for its amazing biodiversity while improving your Spanish language fluency and discovering local culture. Along with environmental science courses, you'll choose from a range of liberal arts courses with a Costa Rican focus in areas such as economics, health sciences, political science, photography, and cultural studies. Designed for all levels of proficiency, you'll take one or more Spanish language courses and choose from a range of electives taught in English. Students at the advanced Spanish language level may choose to take electives taught in Spanish. An Early Start option, offered for semester programs, helps you jump start your Spanish language skills before the semester begins.

 Semester/Term Eligibility Requirements Rec. Semester Credits
 Semester  All levels of Spanish; Min 2.60 GPA; High School Graduate  14-19
 Summer  All levels of Spanish; Min 2.60 GPA; High School Graduate
 3-14


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Where You'll Study

Our partner institution, Veritas University, is known for its commitment to students from around the world; about 25% of the 2,000-member student body is international. Veritas offers a range of courses in fields like architecture, business, cultural studies, design, environmental science, health sciences, studio arts, and zoology. Courses are taught in English, and Spanish Language courses are available for all levels. The spacious, modern campus is located in the quiet Zapote District, just east of downtown San José and home to the Casa Presidencial. Students receive a transcript from Veritas University upon completion of their program.

What's Included

  • Pre-Departure Advising
  • Airport Pickup
  • Housing
  • 24/7 Onsite Emergency Assistance
  • Excursions & Cultural Activities
  • and more

Excursions

  • Granada, Nicaragua
  • Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • and more

Funding Options

CEA has several ways to help you fund your program, including scholarships, grants, and vouchers. Find out more about what we have to offer.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 11/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/01/2019 08/10/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.