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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A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
This experience was definitely worthwhile! I loved meeting new people and learning about their culture. - Adelphi University View Entire Review
July 12, 2016 Pura Vida
I gained a lot of independence and learned a lot about Costa Rican culture and the Spanish language. - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
By studying abroad I greatly enhanced my Spanish, made life-long friends, learned about a completely different culture, sampled exotic foods, experienced things that I never had before, and acquired a new perspective of life. Through this adventure abroad, I came to realize that no matter where you go, people are still people. I... - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
My time in Costa Rica was completely worthwhile! I gained so many skills and confidence during my time abroad. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. I gained independence, language skills and confidence. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
While in Costa Rica, I was able to see incredible sites and scenes that I thought only existed in magazines. During the SOL excursions and my free time from studying, I was able to see some of each of the 7 provinces of Costa Rica. From hiking around volcanos, white water rafting on top rated rivers, zip-lining through rain fore... - Georgetown College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I learned a new culture and language that I feel can help me in the future! This trip was definitely worthwhile and I would take another sol trip again! - Salem State University View Entire Review
June 25, 2016 Pura Vida
SOL is great. They truly care about their students and the program. The directors are always there for you whenever you need something or just want to talk. I have learned so much, not only academically, but just all around how to be a better person. I wouldn't have wanted my trip to go any differently! - University of Delaware View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Culture - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
It was worthwhile - my learning experience was mainly adapting to a different lifestyle and being ok with it. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
It was worthwhile living abroad with my host family. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
SOL is great. Don't be scared to travel to a new country! SOL truly takes care of you. Any questions you have, they are always there to help. Studying abroad will change your life. Wherever you go, go with an open mind! Don't say no to anything, no matter how scary it may seem. The only way you will truly experience living abroa... - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
June 16, 2016 Pura Vida!!!!!
Aprendí muchísimo. Y claro que lo volvería hacer. 😊 - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
I learned to be more open minded, appreciate my rights as a woman more, and speak/write spanish in a more professional way. - University of North Texas View Entire Review
From this experience, I learned that I have a love for experiencing new cultures and adventure. My trip to Costa Rica taught me not to stress every little thing and to just enjoy life. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
I think I have become more culturally aware (like saying US when describing people who live in the US instead of Americans, which includes South, Central and North). Everything was absolutely worthwhile. It's an experience I'll cherish forever. - University of Houston View Entire Review
I learned to really step outside of my personal comfort zone, especially when it came to traveling and interacting with new people. I gained invaluable friendships with people who have great life stories that taught me a a lot about the world. Everything about my time abroad was 100% worthwhile. - Carnegie Mellon University View Entire Review
July 04, 2016 Puravida
I learned a ton about the culture, language, and about life in general. - University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire View Entire Review
Spanish knowledge, cultural and historical knowledge, travel confidence, a new perspective, and some great friendships! It was absolutely worthwhile- it was one of the best choices that I have ever made. - McDaniel College View Entire Review
This experience was better than I could have ever dreamed...Open your mind to Costa Rica, and it will fill your heart with joy...I spent a lot of time reflecting on many topics, including poverty, prejudice, maturity, and myself. With the amount that I learned and the quality of the experienced that I had and shared with my SOL... - Winona State University View Entire Review
i gained so much knowledge i gained to cherish a lot of things in my life and ye sit was worth it! - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
I gained a lot of cultural knowledge. Many things that I I didn't think about. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
June 21, 2016 Unbelievable
It was worthwhile and I learned about creating myself as a person. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
It was certainly worth it! - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
June 16, 2016 Pura Vida!
I learned how different their culture is, events though I am Hispanic we're so different. I also learned how to be more environment friendly like the Costa Rica is. It was definitely worthwhile. - 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):
  • 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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