Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica

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Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Explore the verdant cloud forests and tropical coastlines of this Central American country while studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad. Classes are taught at the prestigious Unive... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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A lot of people who you assume would care about you don’t, and a lot of people who you assume would not do care. I would have rather learned that a different way. - Lord Fairfax Community College View Entire Review
I could go on for paragraphs for all the things I've learned/gained from my abroad experience but each person has a completely unique experience. Do yourself a favor and go abroad. - University of New Mexico View Entire Review
My experience was worthwhile and i learned a lot about myself that could affect my future. I gain friends, confidence, and more. - Western Carolina University View Entire Review
August 08, 2019 Life Changing
The experience of studying abroad in Costa Rica was life-changing and affected not only my college experience but my future career choices. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
I gained a wider perspective of Latin America, as well as a better foundation for my Spanish and better social skills when interacting with people from different cultures/backgrounds than my own. - Miami University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
July 22, 2019 Life Changing
100% worthwhile. This experience pushed me way out of my comfort zone, but I don’t regret it one bit. It was an amazing opportunity to travel for the first time, meet new people who will stay in touch for years to come, experience a new culture, and feel the pura vida atmosphere. It was a growing experience being away from my fa... - Cardinal Stritch University View Entire Review
July 15, 2019 Don’t Go Back
I’m better at Spanish. I would never choose sol again. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
It was 100% worthwhile. My Spanish improved drastically and I made amazing friends. - Vassar College View Entire Review
Most definitely worthwhile. Besides improving my spanish skills I was able to develop a sense of cultural competency - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I gained a lot of self confidence and made so many close friends. 110% worthwhile. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
When you go abroad, you gain so much perspective on your own home country and way of life. Pura Vida is the motto of Costa Rica, and my host mom compared it to "hakuna matata" or essentially, don't worry. I loved getting to see that more laid back way of life, because it differs so greatly from the hustle and bustle of the US. I... - University of the Cumberlands View Entire Review
April 21, 2019 Fun
I gained weight - Texas A&M University–Central Texas View Entire Review
It definitely was for me. I learned that everyone lives in different conditions and we are capable of being able to be a positive influence and help change their lives for the better. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
September 06, 2019 Amazing
I gained friendships, learning experiences, and overall more confidence in myself. - Northern Kentucky University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I have never in my entire 21 years of living had such an incredible and life changing experience. And I'm not making this up. From someone who's never traveled out of the United States before, my experience was golden. I met so many incredible people from all over who made me into a better person and pushed me into a much more p... - University of North Texas View Entire Review
I gained friendships around the US and helped improve my Spanish within such a sort amount of time. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
August 05, 2019 Como Nada En El Mundo
I gained a better understanding of the culture and language. I also became more open-minded. It was absolutely worthwhile. - University of the Cumberlands View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish skills and became more confident in navigating life in a foreign country. I also was allowed to opportunity to make strong connections with people from across the U.S. and from around Costa Rica through my class and host family. - University of Wyoming View Entire Review
I learned a lot more Spanish, how to travel, what Costa Rica is struggling with, the beauty of other countries, and many cultural differences between Costa Rica and other countries - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica View Entire Review
To appreciate the material less and people more. Very worth it. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned that locals love helping you learn their language so don't be shy and make mistakes because that is the only way you will learn. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
I learned that I could live abroad. As bad as it sounds I didn't miss home. I could have stayed and been perfectly fine. Life in Costa Rica is so easy going adjusting back to gringo time after being on tico time for so long was a bit hard! - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
One thing I learned was how not to worry/ be busy all the time. Ticos live life in a more relaxed manner and that was really good for me to immerse myself in. - Western Michigan University View Entire Review
I learned that it is all about what you make of the experience. You choose to interact with your host family and learn from them. You hear their experiences and it humbles you. You realize that there is a lot more to learn from the world when you see it for yourself. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I gained a lot of experience working with children, and learning to speak spanish - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review

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Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Explore the verdant cloud forests and tropical coastlines of this Central American country while studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad. Classes are taught at the prestigious Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, a private university with an actual campus, which is often a rarity in Latin America. Students get to become part of Costa Rican student life on this program. In addition to the academics, we include cultural activities on the weekdays, and excursions to different parts of the country on the weekends. The program also includes volunteer and community service experiences. You will live with one of our carefully selected homestays and our onsite directors are be available for you 24-7.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Maymester
  • January Term
  • Spring Break
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Business
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Latin American Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Psychology
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Social Sciences
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
Year Founded:
2006
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Sol Education Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships are available throughout the year. The goal of our annual scholarships is to allow students who would not be able to participate in a Study Abroad and Spanish Immersion program do so. Students must meet the Sol Education Abroad eligibility requirements.

$750, $500, $250, $100

Deadlines:
Mar 1 - Summer Programs Jul 1 - Fall Semester & Academic Year programs Oct 1 - Spring Semester & Winter Break programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
- Must currently be enrolled in an accredited university or college. - Must be accepted into a Sol Education Abroad programs, staying for a least a 3 weeks. - Have a 2.5 GPA or above (GPA must be in good standing). - Obey Sol Education Abroad's policies and Conduct & Behaviors (see www.soleducation.com/policy). - Students may only apply once a year and cannot apply more than once. - Accepted students must keep a current blog while they study abroad. - Complete and provide the following: Scholarship Essay Letter of Recommendation Unofficial Transcript Complete the Scholarship Application

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