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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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
December 21, 2016 Pura Pinche Vida
So. much. You learn so much about yourself in the context of another culture and how people, despite different cultures and social structures are so different yet so similar. Come with an open mind and the amount you will gain is infinite. - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
December 14, 2016 Pura Vida
My experience was absolutely worthwhile. I gained foreign language skills that classes in the United States would not be able to give me, was able to explore a new culture and become more open minded because of it, and was able to expand my comfort zone. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
This experience was 100% worthwhile. I learned so much more by being abroad than I had ever expected. I learned how to become more independent, I learned about some important challenges facing this planet and our society, and I improved my ability to speak spanish. I truly believe that this program has changed how I want to live... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 12, 2016 Majestic
I learned so much. Not just a language but had the whole cultural experience. Helped me find myself more in depth, and help me decide on my next journey. - Wagner College View Entire Review
November 23, 2016 Life Changing
I gained more of an open mind on our world and a different perspective on the way other people live. It also made you realize how fortunate we are to be able to have the opportunities that we do. It was very worthwhile - University of Maryland - Baltimore County / UMBC View Entire Review
I gained much more confidence in my spanish speaking. It was so incredible! I did not let the price stop me. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
August 24, 2016 A Would Do It Again
A new language - Wayne State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
August 16, 2016 A Life Abroad
I gained: -A new family -A new home -Six weeks of living life in the Spanish language, including practice -New friends -A new perspective on my life here in the United States and what I want. I learned: -Much more spanish -Loads about Costa Rican life and culture -An unexpected amount about who I am and what I want ... - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
August 12, 2016 Beautiful
Some spanish, new relationships, deeper appreciation of sustainability and its broad contents, more compassionate, awe-inspiring sights, new food, out of comfort zone - Hofstra University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
August 10, 2016 Living Pura Vida
I gained confidence in my ability to speak Spanish as well as my ability to travel independently. It was extremely worthwhile! - San Diego State University View Entire Review
August 06, 2016 Adventurous
I learned about a culture different than my own, and I think I am more well rounded because of it. It was definitely worthwhile because I learned a lot about myself and others through this experience. - University of Kentucky 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
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
A new language. A global perspective. Lifelong friendships. - Lehigh University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I learned that there's more than meets the eyes and traveling isn't a privilege but a right everyone should have but unfortunately can't. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
December 14, 2016 Go Sol
My experience was so worthwhile. I pushed myself and really challenged myself. I would have not traded it for anything. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
December 13, 2016 Adventurer's Dream
I have gained much needed confidence in my Spanish abilities. This trip was well worth every ounce of stress and coin. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
Possibly the most worthwhile thing that I have done thus far in my life. I got to generate relationships with people that I never would have gotten to even meet if I hadn't chosen this program. It also helped me cherish my relationships more with the people at home as well. - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
September 22, 2016 Just Do It!
Yes! I can speak with confidence. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned how people in another culture live day to day and how their values and lifestyle differs from the US. I got way more comfortable speaking spanish with native speakers, and became a better listener - University of Houston View Entire Review
The practice odd using Spanish and applying it to everyday life - University of Texas - Health Science Center at Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Well this is a big question. How do I explain the new perspective I have? How do I explain that God led me to Costa Rica, showed me a whole new sort of world, and opened my eyes to new ways of life? How do I say "I gained language skills" and leave it at that? No, I can't really explain in a study abroad review what the experie... - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
Aside from Spanish, obviously, I learned a lot about Latino cultures, about myself, and even about people from other parts of the United States. It was definitely worthwhile. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
I grew with my Spanish and learned a lot about the cultures and customs of Costa Rica. I learned how to be a traveler and not just a tourist. I also gained friendships and a new family that I know will last a lifetime. - 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):
  • Academic Year
  • Fall
  • January Term
  • Maymester
  • Spring
  • Spring Break
  • Summer
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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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.

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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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