December 7, 2019
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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 759 reviews
2. Heredia 486 reviews
3. Puntarenas 162 reviews
4. Traveling 146 reviews
5. Atenas 115 reviews
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Study Abroad in Costa Rica - Featured Programs

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Study Abroad Reviews for Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS): San José - Social Justice and Development Internship
Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS): San José - Social Justice and Development Internship

Gain hands-on experience and knowledge; move beyond the theory into the practice, and put your views of de...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for AFS: High School Year and Semester Study Abroad
AFS: High School Year and Semester Study Abroad
Panama: Belgium: Paraguay plus 38 other locations

Choose a high school year or semester program and get the complete AFS immersion experience. As you attend high school and live with your host family for 5-11 months, AFS ...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for The Sea State: Guanacaste - Sustianable Tourism
The Sea State: Guanacaste - Sustianable Tourism

Costa Rica, the ecotourism capital of the world, will be your classroom for this unique immersion program. Surf (or learn to surf) in some of the worlds most friendly and ...

5.0

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for Outward Bound Costa Rica: Outdoor Leader Semester (Ages 17+)
Outward Bound Costa Rica: Outdoor Leader Semester (Ages 17+)

To truly survive in the outdoors, you need more than the right skills. You have to be a true leader as well, equipped with essential training in rescue and wilderness medi...

4.5

1 review
Study Abroad Reviews for ISA Service Learning in Cartago, Costa Rica
ISA Service Learning in Cartago, Costa Rica

Discover the unique opportunity to make an impact through international community service. ISA Service-Learning offers a diverse range of programs that are designed to emp...

4.5

1 review
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 API (Academic Programs International): San Jose - International Center for Development Studies (ICDS)
API (Academic Programs International): San Jose - International Center for Development Studies (ICDS)
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Students choosing to study at the International Center for Development Studies (ICDS) complete their coursework in both English and Spanish with other American study abroa...

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0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for CIEE: Monteverde - Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation
CIEE: Monteverde - Summer Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Spend the summer exploring Costa Rica’s diverse and imitable ecosystems and gain comprehensive insight into its conservation through theory, hands-on exposure, and direct ...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for ISEP Exchange: Heredia - Exchange Program at Universidad Nacional
ISEP Exchange: Heredia - Exchange Program at Universidad Nacional

The Universidad Nacional is aimed at meeting the needs of Costa Rican society. It furthers the integral development of the student through a humanistic curriculum based on...

4.8

2 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI): Monteverde - CPI Language Center
Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI): Monteverde - CPI Language Center

CPI Monteverde was established as an extension of CPI in 1996. The Monteverde zone, which includes ten towns and 8,000 people, is situated on the Continental Divide at an ...

4.8

10 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI): Flamingo Beach - CPI Language Center
Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (CPI): Flamingo Beach - CPI Language Center

Located along the renowned Guanacaste “Golden Coast”, CPI Flamingo was established in 2000. Guanacaste is home to beautiful beaches and scattered mangroves. With its famed...

0.0

0 reviews
Study Abroad Reviews for NRCSA: Alajuela - Instituto Interamericano de Idiomas
NRCSA: Alajuela - Instituto Interamericano de Idiomas

Our dynamic approach to teaching Spanish includes constant conversation practice, and is made possible by the high level of professionalism of our teaching staff. All teac...

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0 reviews