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
Based on 156 Reviews
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I gained a lot of knowledge about Costa Rica and the Tico people.. Learned a lot of Spanish. Our activities that we did as a group were all very fun as well - Winona State University View Entire Review
I gained personal growth and learned that life is worth living, not worrying so much about the time but appreciating what you have now and be present , be in the moment, because life will pass you by, therefore just go for it and live. - Worcester State College View Entire Review
Past Review Awesomeness :D
The fact that I from a country where teenagers and children do not really cherish information and want to learn does not mean that people in other countries do the same. I was extremely suprised and happy that they cared about what my CARE LLC group had to talk about. - Cedar Crest College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I learned a lot about the culture and the people in Costa Rica. It was a very relaxing and beautiful country and the people were so kind. I can't wait to go back. - Cedar Crest College View Entire Review
How people live differently but are just as satisfied with life, Spanish, and how absolutely beautiful the planet is. It was so worth it. - University of Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I learned how to speak Spanish, gained invaluable friends, and learned about what it was like to live in a more or less impoverished country with a family. Also, the biological differences in produce and environment were astounding! Totally interesting and worthwhile! I saw monkeys and plants with leaves bigger than me! - University of Massachusetts Amherst View Entire Review
When I look back on my experience abroad ten years from now, I'm sure I'll still be thankful for the opportunity. I may not remember the coursework or the frustrations, but I know I'll remember things like standing 5 feet away from howler monkeys, talking with my roommate, and laughing with my host family. I learned so much abou... - n/a View Entire Review
Sooo incredible. I made long-lasting friendships. I improved my Spanish 100% and practically became fluent. I gained a second family that I will treasure and cherish forever. I experienced the beautiful natural landscape of the friendliest country in the world. was greeted into a culture with wide open arms. I could not have ask... - Texas A&M - College Station View Entire Review
I gained friends that will be with me forever. I gained a new family that i will love for ever. I learned how to speak spanish. - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville View Entire Review
Past Review Waste Of Money
I learned where i will travel when I go back to Costa Rica. I believed that study abroad is a great experience, but the actual school ruined my experience - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
This truly was an irreplaceable experience. My Spanish language abilities and understanding of Latin America increased drastically, and I was able to meet amazing people with whom I traveled to unforgettable places. SOL offers a balance of hand-holding and independence, where they expose you to guided Costa Rican travel on the w... - University of California - Los Angeles View Entire Review
I'm fearless now. I'm so much more open-minded. I feel like I can conquer any struggle in my life because nothing is scarier than being dropped into a country, into a HOUSE, where your language isn't the primary. Nothing tests your wits better than that. It was completely worthwhile. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I know I want to travel more and I even have been thinking about teaching English as a second language in a spanish speaking country. Hopefully back in Costa Rica!!! - Salem State College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I learned so much about the culture of Costa Rica and the spanish language. I learned a lot about myself and the kind of person I want to be. I gained friends that were costa rican and from the US. I learned about how other countries see the US and about how large/awesome/diverse the world is. - Wagner College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
Saying yes to new experiences: from food, to locations, new forms of thinking, meeting new people, and doing dare devil stunts. - University of Texas - San Antonio View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I learned the most from my experience abroad, that a little bit can do alot. I was part of a service project that helped teen girls learn about sexual health education, and also helped provide resources to teen moms. It was an enlightening experience, and definitely helped define what I plan on doing in the future. - Cedar Crest College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I gain knowledge and a few new friends. The best part was the new family I made. - University of Houston View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening
Yes it was worthwhile. It made me realize there is so much more to life. Americans can be very arrogant and in order to communicate effectively you have to humble yourself and learn someone else's point of view. - Texas A&M - College Station View Entire Review
Very worthwhile. I wanted to improve my Spanish, first and foremost, and I am sure that I did so. I gained invaluable speaking experience, being immersed in Latin American culture on a daily basis. - Quest University Canada / Outbound View Entire Review
I learned everything from the language and culture to who I really was. It was a trip in which I really learned a lot about myself. - Boston University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! I made a lot of new friends ad gained an international perspective. - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
Past Review Living Tranquila
Better language skills, appreciation of a new culture, new friends, a love of fried plantains with queso, how to cook new foods - it was absolutely worthwhile. - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
Oh, of course, it was absolutely worth awhile! There are no words. I wish I was still there. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I gained a heightened sense of cultural awareness and a great respect for la cultura costarricense y Pura Vida! It was amazing time of self-discovery and a trip that allowed me to gain new experiences and new friends that I will never forget. I will always carry a piece of Pura Vida in my heart! This trip was definitely worthwil... - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A helpful education and a great group of friends. It was definitely worth it. - Salem State College 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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