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 the Central American country while immersing yourself in the Spanish language. Classes are taught at the prestigious Unive... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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I took a major step out of my comfort zone and learned so much. I gained amazing friends and learned all about a new culture and language. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
It was definitely worthwhile to me to study abroad. Not only did I expand my knowledge of Spanish, but I also gained super valuable insight on Costa Rican culture, slang, and way of life. The excursions and friends I made were also very important to me and made the trips so much more fulfilling. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
June 29, 2018 Pura Vida
I learned the importance of traveling to new places. The lessons and connections you make from meeting new people is invaluable. - University of Houston View Entire Review
I learned that I was able to travel into another country and immerse myself into their culture with little ease. It was more than worthwhile, it was an unforgettable experience I will hold in my heart forever. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
June 19, 2018 Life Changing
My spanish improved immensely and I now feel confident speaking because of my classes here. It was so so so worth while. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I gained the invaluable experiences of Spanish language immersion and living in another country. This program changed my outlook on life, and made me a more humble and positive person. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
Sol is amazing. I was able to learn so much Spanish, and gain so many life long friendships. My host family was amazing, and I really felt at home with them. Classes were Monday-Friday from 8-11. Every couple of weeks, we went on an excursion to different places all around Costa Rica. Some incursions were zip lining, going to th... - Minnesota State University, Moorhead View Entire Review
I learned more about the healthcare system in Costa Rica and the issues faced at a community level. It was a worthwhile experience to be with my peers and work with them to develop activities for the service learning component. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
January 18, 2018 Pura Vida, Por Supuesto
My Spanish speaking and writing skills improved substantially. I was able to take a full 15 credits by electing to take a Journalism class with local university students (SOL gives you lots of of other options for classes with locals, too). - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
December 28, 2017 My Many Firsts
I learned about a culture completely different from my own. It was 100% worthwhile and I would recommend anyone to experience this. There is truly nothing like living in another country. - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater View Entire Review
August 16, 2017 Pura Vida
I learned to be appreciative of other people and other cultures, and it was worthwhile. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I was able to see how other people lived and I got to really immerse myself in a culture different than what I am used to. It was definitely worthwhile. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
August 07, 2017 Let's Go Again
I learned that we are so fortunate with what we have in the states and take it for granted. In Costa Rica there is not much, but family is what keeps them going and simply being alive everyday is a gift. - University of Texas - San Antonio View Entire Review
July 03, 2018 Woah
I crave more experiences similar to my time in Costa Rica - West Texas A&M University View Entire Review
June 29, 2018 ¡Pura Vida!
I have always been someone who travels, but when you decide to study abroad and fully adopt a new culture you learn so much more about yourself, your friends, and the whole world. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. My communication skills and comprehension skills improved immensely. Locals were great and encouraged the students to practice the language and speak with them. - Carroll University View Entire Review
I learned many new recipes, but mostly I learned about the culture. Costa Rica is the greenest country I have ever been in. - University of Houston View Entire Review
The cultural differences - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
May 23, 2018 Indescribable
It opened my eyes to so many different things and it was 100% worthwhile. It made me change my outlook on life, and how I treat myself and others. There are so many good things you can do in this world, and so many people you can impact and help, take advantage of it. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
May 10, 2018 Pura Vida!
I learned a whole lot of Spanish! I also gained a lot if individuality. I got the travel bug and want to continue pursuing other languages. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
May 02, 2018 Great!
I learned about the different culture and was able to compare it to my own culture. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I learned more about myself and the world around me. I learned to be more tolerant of other ways of life and I learned another language. - North Carolina Central University View Entire Review
August 24, 2017 Pura Vida!
I learned a few grammatical rules. But most importantly I learned how to travel and find my way around. It's great to be tested and pass without having a security net always near you. - University of Houston View Entire Review
My Spanish improved immensely and I met so many great friends - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
August 07, 2017 Pura Vida
I gained language experiences, school credits, friends all over the U.S, and cultural awareness. It was worthwhile for sure. - Missouri State University 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 the Central American country while immersing yourself in the Spanish language. 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 really 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 host families and our onsite director will 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
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Latin American Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Business
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Sol Education Abroad Scholarships

We want to give back to every single community our students come from and make study abroad available to students that want to better their Spanish language skills and have a desire to learn and explore other cultures. The goal of our annual scholarships is to allow students who would not be able to participate in a Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion program do so. We want to make study abroad available to students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. If you feel you are a student that meets this profile, please apply. You 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 any of the 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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