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
Learned about culture, gained friends, so worth it! Kat Florek - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
I learned so much about my self and living with people. I learned tons about the environment and cultures. It was so worthwhile and I am so thankful for my experiences there. A student - Metropolitan State University of Denver View Entire Review
Yes! I learned so much about the culture and I gained a Costa Rican family. Kathleen Pekarcik - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I got more confident with speaking Spanish. I'm not afraid to mess up or say something wrong. I learned so much about Costa Rican culture, and I got to meet some really wonderful people. I got unique experiences that I will value forever. A student - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned about myself, the culture and beauty of Costa Rica, the richness of the Spanish language, and the value of exploring the world. Juliana C Palomino - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
People need Jesus! A student - University of Houston View Entire Review
I learned a new language, have a broader perspective about many new things because I have seen them through another cultures eyes, gained another family, tasted new foods... There are too many things to type but I have been changed for the better. My experience here has set a course for how I plan to live when I return to the U.... Kirsten Binkley - Texas A&M University–Central Texas View Entire Review
Totally worthwhile. My spanish improved so much and I was able to see so many new and different things. Studying abroad has made me want to travel so much more in my life. Betsy Lake - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
I gained greater Spanish skills and more confidence in myself. Elaina - University of North Texas View Entire Review
My Spanish drastically improved, I became a traveler, I grew up. Allison Moon View Entire Review
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. Alexa Tavarez - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
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. A student - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
My experience was so worthwhile. I pushed myself and really challenged myself. I would have not traded it for anything. Kyle Bort - Missouri State University View Entire Review
My language increased more than I could have imagined and it did so without me realizing it until the end of the trip. I was communicating with locals without thinking twice or being nervous. I also met friends from all over the country. As a traveler, that is so exciting and I love having connections all over the country! Alayna Rick - College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University View Entire Review
I gained an open mind, and my heart grew for others and their differences. It was definitely worthwhile. A student - Western Carolina University View Entire Review
I gained confidence in my Spanish and ability to communicate better with other cultures. Jenna Henson - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I was able to practice my Spanish a lot and I had many cultural experiences that I may not have had access to if I did not go through a program such as this. This literally was one of the best experiences of my life. A student - Missouri State University View Entire Review
I gained much greater confidence in traveling alone as a female and thoroughly enjoyed my first experience of it. Costa Rica is very safe with great and affordable transport that makes it perfect for firsttime travelers. A student - University of Houston View Entire Review
I've learned how to be more enviornmentally cautions about my decisions, I've learned more Spanish than I could imagine. It was so worth while, I would so do this again. A student - Winona State University View Entire Review
I have learned so much about my self and about the world in just a few short months. I have been able to further my education more than I could in the states. Sarah Wartinger - Ohio University View Entire Review
This experience was absolutely worth every penny I spent. I gained a better understanding of the Spanish language, the ability to comprehend Spanish without translating it into English in my head, and a love for the people and the country that will never go away. Amy Dobson - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 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. A student - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
A new language. A global perspective. Lifelong friendships. Ovie Ojeni - Lehigh University View Entire Review
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. Vanessa Rincon - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
yes it was worthwhile A student - Northern Kentucky University View Entire Review
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.
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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