IFSA: Heredia - Universidad Nacional

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What Universidad Nacional has to offer •An excellent and innovative university in an outstanding natural environment •An exciting, diverse student body and small class sizes •A number of student artistic and athletic groups •Competitive and ... read more

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A student studying abroad with IFSA: Heredia  - Universidad Nacional
I learned to be independent, gain confidence, and make mistakes. It was an environment where I got to make mistakes, both in speaking the language, navigate the culture, and with learning a new culture in general. It was 150% worthwhile - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I not only gained a few lifelong friends, but greatly improved my Spanish and gained an understanding of a different culture and perspective from the one I was accustomed to. I feel that I took advantage of my time in Costa Rica and saw many amazing places and met many amazing people. - Trinity University View Entire Review
February 17, 2017 Pura Vida, Mae.
I grew as a person and learned to be more independent, even though I was living with a host family. I met new people who I have continued to stay in contact with, learned about various cultures, learned about the environment and our impact, and learned who I was. - American University View Entire Review
I learned so much about the world and about myself. I am so much stronger for having done it. - Carleton College View Entire Review
September 29, 2018 A Good Time In Costa Rica
I improved my Spanish a lot I experienced life abroad I learned a ton of cool Environmental Science things that I never would have in the US Very worthwhile - University of Minnesota - Morris View Entire Review
I became fluent in Spanish, gained a lot of independence and maturity, and made memories that I will treasure for my whole life. - University of Tulsa View Entire Review
To be positive and take life slower. It was completely worthwile - Villanova University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IFSA-Butler: Heredia  - Universidad Nacional
I love the country. For such a small country, it has a little of everything and is rapidly growing in popularity. I'm glad I got to see it before it became too developed. The people are all very special to me. Everyone I met there became my family, not only my familia, which I will keep in contact with and make sure to visit, bu... - Trinity University View Entire Review

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What Universidad Nacional has to offer

•An excellent and innovative university in an outstanding natural environment
•An exciting, diverse student body and small class sizes
•A number of student artistic and athletic groups
•Competitive and intramural athletic teams and clubs
•A health center, campus library and cafeteria are among the modern amenities

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Volunteer
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Minimum GPA:
3.0
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IFSA Scholarships

Any student applying to an IFSA-Butler program can apply for our general scholarship awards, which are $500 for a summer program, $1,500 for semester study, and $2,000 for the full year. We also offer special opportunities such as First Generation College Student scholarships and a Fill the GAP study abroad savings program that matches contributions up to $1,000.

$2,000

Deadlines:
Coincides with program deadlines

Guidelines/Requirements:
Any student who applies for an IFSA-Butler program may apply for a scholarship by completing a scholarship application. This is separate from the general IFSA-Butler program application.

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