Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - 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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SOL is an excellent Spanish-learning immersion program that provides a safe and enriching environment in which to improve your Spanish language skills and embrace the Costarricense culture and lifestyle. The provided excursions were a marvelous way to see the country, bond with SOLmates, and practice what was being taught in the... - California State University - Stanislaus View Entire Review
July 12, 2017 Living La Vida Pura
I have learned a lot, not only Spanish, but about myself and other people. I've also gotten to try some new things and make new friends. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of California - Los Angeles / UCLA View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I gained a lot more independence, even more than I got when I moved to college. Being "on your own" in a different culture requires you to step out of your comfort zone and figure things out a lot more than being "on your own" in your own culture does. It was totally worthwhile, and I made a lot of memories that I will never for... - University of Evansville View Entire Review
June 30, 2017 Super Amazing
It's a good way to also find yourself. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned so much about my self and living with people. I learned tons about the environment and cultures. It was so worthwhile and I am so thankful for my experiences there. - Metropolitan State University of Denver View Entire Review
Yes! I learned so much about the culture and I gained a Costa Rican family. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I got more confident with speaking Spanish. I'm not afraid to mess up or say something wrong. I learned so much about Costa Rican culture, and I got to meet some really wonderful people. I got unique experiences that I will value forever. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned about myself, the culture and beauty of Costa Rica, the richness of the Spanish language, and the value of exploring the world. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
February 21, 2017 Unforgettable
People need Jesus! - University of Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I learned a new language, have a broader perspective about many new things because I have seen them through another cultures eyes, gained another family, tasted new foods... There are too many things to type but I have been changed for the better. My experience here has set a course for how I plan to live when I return to the U.... - Texas A&M University–Central Texas View Entire Review
February 18, 2017 A Truly "Pura Vida!"
Totally worthwhile. My spanish improved so much and I was able to see so many new and different things. Studying abroad has made me want to travel so much more in my life. - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
I gained greater Spanish skills and more confidence in myself. - University of North Texas View Entire Review
My Spanish drastically improved, I became a traveler, I grew up. View Entire Review
July 13, 2017 Awesome Experience
I gained a lot independence! - University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh View Entire Review
July 02, 2017 Pura Vida
You learn about the way people live their lives in a different country. Attitudes and culture are so different, and it's so much fun to get the local perspective. It was 500% worth it - University of Louisville View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
In Costa Rica I gained so much: an appreciation for slow, people-oriented culture that doesn't rush from one task to the next; a glimpse into another part of the world; immense improvement of my Spanish skills; a new mama; incredible new friends, Tico and American; a sense of confidence about my ability to travel and enjoy exper... - University of Houston View Entire Review
June 24, 2017 Found A Piece Of Me
My language increased more than I could have imagined and it did so without me realizing it until the end of the trip. I was communicating with locals without thinking twice or being nervous. I also met friends from all over the country. As a traveler, that is so exciting and I love having connections all over the country! - College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University View Entire Review
I gained an open mind, and my heart grew for others and their differences. It was definitely worthwhile. - Western Carolina University View Entire Review
I gained confidence in my Spanish and ability to communicate better with other cultures. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I was able to practice my Spanish a lot and I had many cultural experiences that I may not have had access to if I did not go through a program such as this. This literally was one of the best experiences of my life. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
I gained much greater confidence in traveling alone as a female and thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of it. Costa Rica is very safe with great and affordable transport that makes it perfect for firsttime travelers. - University of Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
February 20, 2017 Once In A Lifetime
I've learned how to be more enviornmentally cautions about my decisions, I've learned more Spanish than I could imagine. It was so worth while, I would so do this again. - Winona State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
February 20, 2017 Pura Vida
I have learned so much about my self and about the world in just a few short months. I have been able to further my education more than I could in the states. - Ohio University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
This experience was absolutely worth every penny I spent. I gained a better understanding of the Spanish language, the ability to comprehend Spanish without translating it into English in my head, and a love for the people and the country that will never go away. - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
I gained a lot of independence while I was down there. I also honed in on what I wanted to do with my degrees - clean water programs. It was incredibly worthwhile. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater 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):
  • Social Sciences
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Psychology
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Business
  • Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
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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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