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 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. - 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. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
February 21, 2017 Unforgettable
People need Jesus! - University of Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
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.... - Texas A&M University–Central Texas View Entire Review
February 18, 2017 A Truly "Pura Vida!"
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. - Grand Valley State University View Entire Review
I gained greater Spanish skills and more confidence in myself. - University of North Texas View Entire Review
My Spanish drastically improved, I became a traveler, I grew up. View Entire Review
December 21, 2016 Pura Pinche Vida
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. - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
December 14, 2016 Pura Vida
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. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
December 14, 2016 Go Sol
My experience was so worthwhile. I pushed myself and really challenged myself. I would have not traded it for anything. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
December 13, 2016 Adventurer's Dream
I have gained much needed confidence in my Spanish abilities. This trip was well worth every ounce of stress and coin. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
Possibly the most worthwhile thing that I have done thus far in my life. I got to generate relationships with people that I never would have gotten to even meet if I hadn't chosen this program. It also helped me cherish my relationships more with the people at home as well. - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
September 22, 2016 Just Do It!
Yes! I can speak with confidence. - Texas A&M University - College Station 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. - 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. - University of Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
February 20, 2017 Once In A Lifetime
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. - Winona State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
February 20, 2017 Pura Vida
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. - Ohio University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
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. - 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. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
A new language. A global perspective. Lifelong friendships. - Lehigh University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
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. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
December 14, 2016 Crazy Adventurous Ride
yes it was worthwhile - Northern Kentucky University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
This experience was 100% worthwhile. I learned so much more by being abroad than I had ever expected. I learned how to become more independent, I learned about some important challenges facing this planet and our society, and I improved my ability to speak spanish. I truly believe that this program has changed how I want to live... - Middlebury College View Entire Review
December 12, 2016 Majestic
I learned so much. Not just a language but had the whole cultural experience. Helped me find myself more in depth, and help me decide on my next journey. - Wagner College View Entire Review
November 23, 2016 Life Changing
I gained more of an open mind on our world and a different perspective on the way other people live. It also made you realize how fortunate we are to be able to have the opportunities that we do. It was very worthwhile - University of Maryland - Baltimore County / UMBC 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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