February 26, 2020
4.6 - 1191 Reviews

Study Abroad in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has a literacy rate of 95% making it one of the most literate countries in the world. Approximately 8,000 students chose to study abroad in Costa Rica each year making it one of the most popular destinations. Between the wonderful education system and the many opportunities for students to perfect their Spanish, it is a very welcoming place for Americans to study abroad.

Top Cities to Study Abroad

1. San Jose 761 reviews
2. Heredia 487 reviews
3. Puntarenas 167 reviews
4. Traveling 163 reviews
5. Atenas 119 reviews
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Study Abroad in Costa Rica - Featured Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for IFSA: Heredia  - Universidad Nacional
IFSA: Heredia - Universidad Nacional

What Universidad Nacional has to offer •An excellent and innovative university in an outstanding natural environment •An exciting, diverse student body and small class...

4.9

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for API (Academic Programs International): San Joaquin de Flores - Instituto San Joaquin De Flores
API (Academic Programs International): San Joaquin de Flores - Instituto San Joaquin De Flores

San Joaquín de Flores is a charming, colorful and quaint colonial town located ten miles from San José. It is surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of Costa Rica. The smal...

4.3

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CGEE: Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement
CGEE: Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement

This multi-country semester study abroad program, defined by an experiential methodology and unique approach to community engagement, offers students a provocative and ins...

4.7

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CISabroad (Center for International Studies): San Jose - Semester in Costa Rica
CISabroad (Center for International Studies): San Jose - Semester in Costa Rica

On Semester in Costa Rica, you will study in English or in Spanish at a local university, Universidad Veritas, in the bustling capital city of San Jose. In your free time,...

4.8

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Universidad Veritas: San José - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
Universidad Veritas: San José - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

The Center for International Programs (CIP) at VERITAS offers a wide variety of programs of different lengths in Costa Rica that can be combined and customized for differe...

4.3

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Academia Tica Spanish Language School: Spanish Courses in Coronado and Jacó Beach
Academia Tica Spanish Language School: Spanish Courses in Coronado and Jacó Beach

Costa Rica is a fun and safe country with lots of natural wonders to explore and an interesting culture to experiment. If you're wondering about where to go in Latin Ameri...

5.0

5 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for API (Academic Programs International): San Jose - Universidad Veritas
API (Academic Programs International): San Jose - Universidad Veritas

Located in the central valley of Costa Rica, San José is a vibrant urban center in the heart of a serene and beautiful nation. Three volcanoes surround the city, and quain...

4.3

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for University of Northern Iowa: San José - Semester in San José, Costa Rica (Veritas)
University of Northern Iowa: San José - Semester in San José, Costa Rica (Veritas)

Veritas offers a unique academic program, in that, while it is geared a bit more toward students interested in Spanish language skills, it also offers many English taught ...

4.1

4 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for KIIS: Costa Rica - Experience Costa Rica, Summer Program
KIIS: Costa Rica - Experience Costa Rica, Summer Program

Costa Rica offers students a challenging academic travel through breathtaking scenery, stirring cultural immersion, immense biodiversity, and a variety of exhilarating eve...

4.2

3 reviews