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 this Central American country while studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad. Classes are taught at the prestigious Unive... read more

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I learned that I could live abroad. As bad as it sounds I didn't miss home. I could have stayed and been perfectly fine. Life in Costa Rica is so easy going adjusting back to gringo time after being on tico time for so long was a bit hard! - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
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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 learned multiple differences in the spanish dialogue for coat rica compare to mexico and USA - Texas A&M University - College Station 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
I gained a lot of self confidence and made so many close friends. 110% worthwhile. - Missouri State University 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
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

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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 this Central American country while studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad. 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 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 homestays and our onsite directors are 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
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • 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
Year Founded:
2006
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Sol Education Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships are available throughout the year. The goal of our annual scholarships is to allow students who would not be able to participate in a Study Abroad and Spanish Immersion program do so. Students 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 a 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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