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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June 16, 2016 Pura V Ida!
I have gained confidence in my ability to speak and understand the Spanish Language and it was definitely worthwhile. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
I strengthened my knowledge and command of the Spanish language so much! I also learned about the beautiful culture that lies in Costa Rica. From the 'tican phrases to the beautiful beaches and volano's I had an experience that I would not change for the world. - Salem State University View Entire Review
I gained a lot from this experience. - Salem State University View Entire Review
My Spanish is improved a lot - Mount Mary University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I learned so much about not only myself but about life. I had a change of perspective and a change of so many elements in my life. I wouldn't change this experience for the world. - Carroll University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
May 12, 2016 Freaking Awesome!
It was more than worthwhile. I learned mores than just Spanish. I learned how tiny I am in this big world. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
"The SOL Education not only teaches us about daily life, we learn about the culture. Learning another language takes patience, determination, and a strong desire. A little bit goes a long way, so try to continualily push yourself beyond what you can think you d - George Mason University View Entire Review
Absolutely! I gained many life lessons through traveling, new perspectives and Spanish! - University of Houston View Entire Review
It was certainly worthwhile. Costa Rica is very Americanized, though. All in all, I'd go back. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
I gained new friends and fluidity in the language. It was worthwhile - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Cultures are beautiful, and the world is beautiful. It was so worthwhile. It challenged me to break barriers of being a homebody, and experience another culture and society. - Elizabethtown College View Entire Review
I gained language experience, cultural experience, and gained an adventurous spirit. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Study Abroad at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I learned so much about the culture and even more, the language. I wish I could have stayed longer! But I am so happy that I was able to experience it all with the people I did. - Xavier University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
It was worthwhile because i have never done anything like this and it was such an amazing group of students and perfect preparation. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
I wanted to "re-boot" my rusty Spanish and was able to do so in the month that I was here. - Salem State University View Entire Review
June 16, 2016 Worth It!
Great friends and a perspective on a culture that i will never forget - Salem State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
June 13, 2016 Pura Vida
I feel that I had learned a lot from living with a host family. It was 100% worthwhile and I want to go back and study again in the winter. - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I gained language skills, friendships, a new view of a different culture and the ability to reflect on my lifestyle back home. So many times I looked around and couldn't believe the life I was living; it was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. - Winona State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
The power of saying "yes" to new experiences and challenges, how laughter and love and family intertwines cultures, and how every day of this wonderful life is an adventure. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
Studying abroad is absolutely worthwhile. I had an amazing time and couldn't have wished for anything more. I wish it could have been even longer! - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
This experience will absolutely influence my life going forward in every aspect. I have learned that what is truly important is not work or money, it is people. People are everything in this world, and I am nothing without my friends and family. Before coming to Costa Rica I found myself always stressed out. Working and studying... - University of Missouri - Saint Louis View Entire Review
New persepective and a new language. It was absolutely worthwhile. From this experience, I gained new perspective, a new language to reach an entirely different target audience of people, life-long friends, and another family! - University of Northern Colorado View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
November 17, 2015 My Time In Heredia
I learned that the best way to learn a language is through immersion. I know that I have to return to a Spanish-speaking country if I want to become truly fluent, and I hope to return to SOL some day. - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
October 17, 2015 Study Abroad Is Amazing
I gained frienships, a second family, and the love for a country and its langauge. - Metropolitan State University of Denver View Entire Review
I will never be able to put into words how much I have changed after Costa Rica. It really hit me once I came back to the states how much the activities and excursions I participated in had/have an effect on my everyday life! - Wagner College 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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