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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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
Learned more Spanish than I thought I would. Learned a great deal about health and healthcare in Costa Rica and was able to compare it to the U.S. to see similarities and differences. Worthwhile! - Western Michigan University View Entire Review
I was able to see how a local family lives on a day to day bases and all the opportunities another country has to offer and it was great ! - Lees-McRae College View Entire Review
January 16, 2019 Best Choice Ever!
Learned spanish, very worth while - University of North Texas View Entire Review
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 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
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
I made many lifelong friends, I gained more confidence in my Spanish-speaking abilities, and I've also gained the confidence to travel even more after this experience. - Western Michigan University View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish, met a lot of people from different parts of the US, and got a chance to explore Costa Rica and went on fun excursions. I'd say it's worth it IF you can afford to pay for the program comfortably. - Lafayette College View Entire Review
I gained best friends and learned so much about a new culture, as well as about myself. This experience was indisputably worthwhile and I would do it again tomorrow. I also realized a new dream of one day living abroad permanently. - University of Houston 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
August 14, 2018 Great Experience!
I got out of my comfort zone which was extremely worthwile - University of Houston 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

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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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