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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I learned to live in the moment and take more chances because once the moment is gone, it's gone forever. This was a life changing experience and I love how I can now take life by the horns and stop wasting SO MUCH time. I learned to quit worrying about other people's opinions and stop being so embarrassed about things that do... - University of Houston View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing Program!
I grew a lot both in my Spanish experience and as a person. I really learned what it means to be Pura Vida. It was one of the greatest times of my life! - Missouri State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
Totally worthwhile. I've gained so much more confidence in my language skills and in myself. - Salem State College View Entire Review
Past Review Yolo Mae
So much and I would do this all over again!! - Salem State College View Entire Review
I am adding a minor is Spanish and plan on finding a way to afford another study abroad experience. YES!! - San Diego State University View Entire Review
I learned Spanish, had fun, ate great food and visited awesome beaches. I want to go back and soon ! - University of Houston View Entire Review
- Metropolitan State College of Denver View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I combined it with my Capstone course in International Economics. Sol Education directors put me in touch with 2 Costa Ricans Economists Professors with whom I got to exchange ideas and discuss with. It helped me collect my data and prepare my research paper on the Costa Rican economy. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
Definitely something I've always wanted to do and very glad and grateful I took part in it. - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
Studying abroad allowed me to gain a deeper appreciation for my education. I was given the opportunity to firsthand see the usefulness of knowing a second language. I would love to study abroad again and would not go through any other program. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
My experience with my summer abroad in Costa Rica has inspired me to travel as much as possible. In fact, I am studying abroad again this upcoming semester in Spain because of all the amazing experiences from that summer. - Chapman University View Entire Review
- Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
Not only was I immersed in a language and culture and felt completely comfortable in doing so from the beginning, but I literally made some of my best friends here at this program, both other students that were also in the program, and other people from the host country that I met while I was there! I feel like a completely diff... - Rutgers University - Camden View Entire Review
Past Review Pura Vida!
I learned how beautiful the world can be. I missed my family but i feel like I made a family in Costa Rica as well. I grew up and matured all from opening myself up to the unknown. It's a hard lesson and one that i have yet to complete, but that's life. - Salem State College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I not only became so much more confident in my Spanish, I also became so much more confident in myself. Traveling alone really forces you out of your comfort zone and makes you be in charge. It's exactly what I needed and now I honestly feel like I can do anything. - Colby-Sawyer College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
speaking the language obviously but also how to become comfortable in an environment in which you are a minority and appreciating other people's culture - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
once in a life time experiences, it was more than worth it - Salem State College View Entire Review
It was life changing! - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was definitely worth it. The class was challenging and the Spanish a little over my head but that level class was all that was offered in the time period I choose. The January program, I think, is an excellent option and something not offered by all study abroad programs. Having it then allowed me to fit in a study abroad exp... - William Jewell College View Entire Review
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned about a new culture, which really expanded my world-view. I gained confidence in taking care of myself and in speaking another language. I especially loved the emphasis on sustainability that I could see through our excursions, and if I return, I would love to spend some time studying how ... - University of Houston View Entire Review
It made me realize that speaking another language is not the easiest thing in the world, especially learning subjects in a language that I haven't mastered yet. I gained so much respect for exchange students at my school who come and learn in English. I never put myself in their shoes before - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
i think the cost was expensive for the experience. I wanted to be able to speak spanish proficiently and that didn't happen - none View Entire Review
Strong skills in conversing and workign with the Spanish language. Also Costa Rican culture, which will assist me as an International Business student. - Rochester Institute of Technology View Entire Review
Absolutely! I learned to experience different viewpoints of society and I learned that not every culture acts the same. This trip definitely improved my awareness of foreign cultures and has inspired me to learn even more about different countries - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I gained quite an appreciation for where I come from because of the study abroad trip. My minor in school still remains as Spanish. This trip catapulted my desire to travel, I have already planned another trip to South America for the next year. - Texas State University-San Marcos 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.

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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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