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 was able to see how other people lived and I got to really immerse myself in a culture different than what I am used to. It was definitely worthwhile. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
August 07, 2017 Let's Go Again
I learned that we are so fortunate with what we have in the states and take it for granted. In Costa Rica there is not much, but family is what keeps them going and simply being alive everyday is a gift. - University of Texas - San Antonio View Entire Review
I learned more Spanish in 6 weeks than I ever would have here in Houston, and I am surrounded by Hispanic culture here. I made friends for a lifetime and gained an appreciation for a culture other than my own. - University of Houston View Entire Review
I gained a sense of confidence in trying to speak spanish. I also got a sense of what the lifestyle is of a typical family in Costa Rica. It was definitely worthwhile, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
While learning Spanish I got to explore a new culture in a place that was completely foreign to me. It was absolutely worthwhile as I have had an incredible experience here and would highly recommend the program to anyone who is interested in studying abroad. - University of Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
July 26, 2017 Best. Summer. Ever.
I became conversational in Spanish, gained a ton of confidence and independence, and had a blast. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
SOL is an excellent Spanish-learning immersion program that provides a safe and enriching environment in which to improve your Spanish language skills and embrace the Costarricense culture and lifestyle. The provided excursions were a marvelous way to see the country, bond with SOLmates, and practice what was being taught in the... - California State University - Stanislaus View Entire Review
July 12, 2017 Living La Vida Pura
I have learned a lot, not only Spanish, but about myself and other people. I've also gotten to try some new things and make new friends. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of California - Los Angeles / UCLA View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I gained a lot more independence, even more than I got when I moved to college. Being "on your own" in a different culture requires you to step out of your comfort zone and figure things out a lot more than being "on your own" in your own culture does. It was totally worthwhile, and I made a lot of memories that I will never for... - University of Evansville View Entire Review
June 30, 2017 Super Amazing
It's a good way to also find yourself. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
June 24, 2017 Found A Piece Of Me
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! - 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. - Western Carolina University View Entire Review
I gained confidence in my Spanish and ability to communicate better with other cultures. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
August 07, 2017 Pura Vida
I gained language experiences, school credits, friends all over the U.S, and cultural awareness. It was worthwhile for sure. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
I learned so much Spanish and about the Costa Rican culture - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
August 03, 2017 Awesome
Confidence to speak with people who aren't family members - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
Incredible experience, 100% worth while. I will be encouraging my students to study abroad with Sol. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
The people I interacted with was what made it fun. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
July 26, 2017 Pura Vida! Awesome!
I learned about a different culture , and way of living. It was very worthwhile. - University of Houston View Entire Review
July 13, 2017 Awesome Experience
I gained a lot independence! - University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh View Entire Review
July 02, 2017 Pura Vida
You learn about the way people live their lives in a different country. Attitudes and culture are so different, and it's so much fun to get the local perspective. It was 500% worth it - University of Louisville View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad- Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
In Costa Rica I gained so much: an appreciation for slow, people-oriented culture that doesn't rush from one task to the next; a glimpse into another part of the world; immense improvement of my Spanish skills; a new mama; incredible new friends, Tico and American; a sense of confidence about my ability to travel and enjoy exper... - University of Houston View Entire Review
Learned about culture, gained friends, so worth it! - 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. - Metropolitan State University of Denver View Entire Review
Yes! I learned so much about the culture and I gained a Costa Rican family. - California State University - Fullerton 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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