CISabroad (Center for International Studies): San Jose - Summer in Costa Rica

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On Summer in Costa Rica, you will study in English and take Spanish-language classes at a local university in bustling San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Your fellow students will be a great balance of students from across the US and many countr... read more

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I gained a new understanding of Latin American culture and improved my language skills. It was definitely worthwhile - University of Maine - Orono View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CISabroad (Center for International Studies): San Jose - Summer in Costa Rica
I gained new lifelong friends, with an experience I would not trade for the world. I learned that my Spanish is not near as good as I thought it was, but this just makes me rise to the challenge just the more. I have a greater and deeper appreciation for my American Citizenship and the American that I was born! I had an awesome ... - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CISabroad (Center for International Studies): San Jose - Summer in Costa Rica
I learned that Americans are spoiled and take a lot of things for granted. I also learned that Costa Ricans are very friendly and willing to help everyone. It was so worthwhile. I was able to meet all different types of people from all over the United States. I gained insight on human rights abuses in Latin America as well. - Thiel College View Entire Review
Every International experience changes you and becomes a part of who you are, so make the most of it! - Plymouth State University View Entire Review
February 24, 2016 You Need To Go Abroad!
Whether it's in Latin America, Europe, etc., I HIGHLY recommend studying or interning abroad to EVERYONE. Studying abroad in Costa Rica has definitely been one of the highlights in my undergraduate career, and if I had the chance to I would go to Europe, preferably Italy, France, Spain, or Czech Republic! While I was abroad, I f... - University of Massachusetts Amherst / UMass View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with CISabroad (Center for International Studies): San Jose - Summer in Costa Rica
September 10, 2015 Amazing!
I learned that I am independent and that I can do things for myself. I am not afraid to ask questions to help me learn. The experience is the best thing i have ever done and i would do it a thousand times over. - Berea College View Entire Review
the experience was very eye opening. It taught you a whole new culture and understanding of the world. Took you out of your comfort zone and allowed you the experience of being the minority. - Ohio Northern University View Entire Review
I will never forget my time abroad. I learned so much through my program and the people and memories that I gained are priceless. I became so comfortable with the language and culture of Costa Rica while I was there and I think that has defintiely stayed with me as I have transitioned back to my studies in the States. - Marquette University View Entire Review

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On Summer in Costa Rica, you will study in English and take Spanish-language classes at a local university in bustling San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica. Your fellow students will be a great balance of students from across the US and many countries around the world, giving you the opportunity to learn more about different cultures. Take Spanish-language courses at any level with local professors. Use your Spanish in the markets, restaurants, and salsa classes of San Jose, and you’ll really learn the language. Study the Costa Rican health care system, human rights in Latin America, ecotourism, cultural photography, and international economic integration in Latin America, all in English. A day trip and a weekend excursion with your fellow study abroad students are included in the program.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Environmental Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Legal Professions and Studies
  • International Business
  • Health Professions
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Visual and Performing Arts
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2000
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CISabroad / Center for International Studies Scholarships

This award is intended for students within the LGBTQIA+ community. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

This scholarship is intended for students who are among the first from their U.S. university to go abroad on any CISabroad program. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

Are you already #InstaFamous? Take it to the next level. Recipients will be required to take part in an Instagram takeover as well as provide content for other CISabroad Social platforms. Examples of content include, 20 high quality photos, and a short video about your experience.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Photojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online photo wordpress blog with at least 100 photos by the end of their program.

$100 towards a semester or summer program plus a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase a digital camera.

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15 Award Notification: November 15 Summer Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1 Award Notification: April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1 Award Notification: May 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

This award is intended for under-served students within the education abroad population. Possible considerations include, STEM majors, first generation college students, multicultural backgrounds, and many more. Recipients will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a plan for sharing their story while abroad. Options may include photos, instagram takeover, videos, or a blog. Recipients will be expected to submit 5 - 10 pieces.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

There is no GPA requirement for these scholarships. Interested students should complete all scholarship application requirements and be sure to tell us why you want to be a CISabroad Videojournalist. Recipients will be required to maintain an online video wordpress blog with at least 1 video by the end of their program.

$100 towards a semester or summer program plus a $100 Amazon gift card to purchase a digital camera.

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15 Award Notification: November 15 Summer Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1 Award Notification: April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline: April 1 Award Notification: May 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

This award is intended for students who are interested in or have an academic focus in conservation, community development, or sustainability. Recipients will arrange and participate in at least two volunteer opportunities while overseas and make a presentation, video, blog, or vlog on their experience upon returning home.

$250

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15, Award Notification - November 15. Summer Study Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1, Award Notification - April 1. Fall Semester Programs: Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1, Award Notification - May 1.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

This award is given to students who are ready to dive deep and tell their story to the world! While abroad, recipients will learn to blog or vlog like a pro using either Wordpress or YouTube. When you return students will work in coordination with the CISabroad Marketing Team to develop a project that will be completed upon return of your overseas experience.

$500-$1000

Deadlines:
Spring Semester Programs: Scholarship Deadline - October 15 Award Notification - November 15 Summer Study Programs Scholarship Application Deadline - March 1 Award Notification - April 1 Fall Semester Programs Scholarship Application Deadline - April 1 Award Notification - May 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Candidates who meet the academic requirements will have their applications forwarded to the scholarship committee who will judge their application based on academic merit and a written essay. All scholarships and grants are only awarded to participants of CISabroad programs.

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