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 4.7
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More spanish was worth the while - Texas A&M University–Central Texas View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
There is nothing better than experiencing a culture different from your home. It allowed me to appreciate and value myself, family, and country that much more. I gained confidence speaking Spanish with others. I felt like this experience made me more fluent because I now volunteer at a local clinic as a medical interpreter, I’m ... - University of Arkansas - Little Rock View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Tico culture and the directors of the program were always available and did their best to help students feel comfortable and learn more, - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I gained confidence in speaking my second language. Before, I was afraid to talk with anyone besides my Spanish teachers in the language, but now I don’t want to stop talking in Spanish! Also, this was transformative in my career journey - I think I may want to teach English as a second language! - Wesleyan College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I gained language skills, independence, and a desire to learn more. I learned that the "pura vida" lifestyle is a pretty great mindset that I can implement at home. It was 100% worthwhile. - Western 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 learned that I was a much stronger person than I thought I was. I was in another country, learning another culture, eating different foods and I did just fine. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
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
Gained so many friendships and I learned how to live a "pura vida." It was absolutely worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
I gained various friendships and a love for the culture and language in Costa Rica. It was most definitely worthwhile, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
I learned the differences and similarities between my culture and a different culture. It was definitely worthwhile and made me realize that I would like to continue to travel the world and experience different cultures on my own terms in the future. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
I became more open-minded, I learned about a new culture, I learned about overall traveling independently, and I loved it. - Winona State University View Entire Review
I learned to relax more, eat healthier, learn to live life as an adventure and to live a more happy lifestyle. In addition, practicing my language skills. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
So much outside the classroom about Costa Rica, the Spanish language, and Ticos in general. It was my first time outside of the U.S for longer than a week and I learned so much in those past six weeks. - Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU 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

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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):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Bilingual and Multicultural Education
  • 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
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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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