Modern Language Studies Abroad / MLSA: Study in Costa Rica at Universidad de Costa Rica

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The Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) was founded in 1814 as the University of Santo Tomás. The main campus, which is located in a section of San Jose called San Pedro, is where MLSA students at the UCR will study. It is  surrounded by governmental ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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Spanish skills, people skills, survival skills, self-confidence, and friends! - University of Memphis View Entire Review
October 08, 2018 Amazing
I gained a better understanding for the culture. - Ouachita Baptist University View Entire Review
October 01, 2018 Pura Vida
The experience was definitely worthwhile. I gained a much greater understanding of life in Costa Rica that I never would've been able to grasp without being there. The appreciation I got for the people and the country itself is hard to capture in words. Friends, language proficiency, and seeing places that were truly a once-in-a... - Armstrong State University View Entire Review
September 25, 2018 Rivoting
I learned so much that it was amazing. I got to see the rainforest something iv always wanted to see. Checked it off my bucket list. - Northland Pioneer College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Modern Language Studies Abroad / MLSA: Study in Costa Rica at Universidad de Costa Rica
I learned how to better speak a foreign language, and I gained lifelong friends! It was definitely worthwhile, and I am thinking about doing the program again next summer. - Northland Pioneer College View Entire Review
September 17, 2018 Expereince Of A Lifetime
cultural knowledge - Aurora University View Entire Review
I loved all of the cultural differences and I would love to go again! - Lakeland College View Entire Review
This trip was most definitely worthwhile for me. I gained so much cultural knowledge and competency. You really don’t realize how priveledged you are until you go somewhere outside of the country. I hope I am able to have this opportunity again. - Armstrong State University View Entire Review
September 28, 2018 Pura Vida!
Engagement with students outside of the class room. - Georgia Southern University View Entire Review
I learned independence. - University of Memphis View Entire Review
September 18, 2018 Pura Vida
I learned a ton and experiences that will last me for the rest of my life. - University of Memphis View Entire Review

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The Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) was founded in 1814 as the University of Santo Tomás. The main campus, which is located in a section of San Jose called San Pedro, is where MLSA students at the UCR will study. It is  surrounded by governmental organizations, commercial banks, hotels, movie theaters, malls, primary, secondary and higher education schools, a large residential area and housing for diplomatic representatives and international organizations.

In the four-week program students take two courses for a total of 90 contact hours and six semester credits. Courses are taught in Spanish and focus on Spanish language, culture, linguistics and methodology. Courses are available at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students live with Costa Rican host families for a full linguistic and cultural immersion experience.

MLSA also offers custom internships in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Intensive Language
Graduate Program
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Year Founded:
1992
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Modern Language Studies Abroad (MLSA) Scholarships

Awards for students who demonstrate a strong interest in study abroad in Spain or Costa Rica and who are pursuing a major or minor in Spanish.

Up to $500

Deadlines:
March 31 for Summer Programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
- Be pursuing a major or minor in Spanish and demonstrate interest in studying abroad in Costa Rica or Spain. - Have been accepted into the MLSA program. - Write an essay on "Why I want to Study Abroad." No minimum length required. - Have a GPA of 3.30. - Submit an official college transcript. - Submit a letter of recommendation from one of your Spanish teachers.

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