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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September 29, 2015 Can I Go Back Yet?
I learned so much about myself and gained such a passion for traveling. This time abroad was incredible and I'm already itching to go back! - Georgetown College View Entire Review
September 23, 2015 Pura Vida!
It is impossible to explain. Think Simba from the Lion King living with Timon and Pumbaa but real! Hakuna Matata has nothing on Pura Vida! - University of Houston View Entire Review
September 22, 2015 Best Experience
Absolutely. I learned so much spanish, the importance of being a global citizen, how to drink properly, and so much more. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
What didn't I gain!? Friends, family, language, culture, knowledge, experience, travel, and so much!! - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I learned a lot more about the spanish language and practiced all of my spanish every day. It was definitely worthwhile and rewarding - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
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September 09, 2015 Pura Vida!
It was well worth it. I made really good friends, both anglo's and latino's, that I still keep in contact with. I valued my time that I spent with the language overall. There's so much beauty outside of the boarders of the U.S. Also, I learned to appreciate certain freedoms and priviledges I have in the U.S. in contrast to Costa... - Salem State University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile, it made me realize that I appreciate the diversity of cultures and the beauty that is found within each culture. - University of Texas - San Antonio View Entire Review
I definitely improved my Spanish through this program and had a wonderful experience with my host mom as well as the other American student I was housed with. I think the Sol program is particularly tailored to the student who hasn't travelled as much in the past, although there were many of us who had international travel exper... - Occidental College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Study Abroad at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
I learned about Costa Rica, the world, and myself through studying abroad with SOL. Participating in this program was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life! - Missouri State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Study Abroad at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Oh lord, I gained/learned so much. About myself, my place in the world, about how many opportunities there are for joy and happiness and trying new things in the world. I learned about how my country looks from a distance, and I learned which direction I would like to lead my life. Thank you Jessenia, Janiva, Esteban, Brent, the... - University of Mary Washington View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
I gained so much knowledge about nature and culture and I love it. I believe that studying in Costa Rica will give me life long useful knowledge that can be applied to anything. I now follow the "Pura Vida" lifestyle and I have never been so free and relaxed! - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
everything. a new language. a new understanding of minority. - Eckerd College View Entire Review
May 13, 2015 Pura Vida Is Real
I became so close with so many people in the program and created so many friendships I will keep forever. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
Go into the experience with an open mind. Try to fully immerse yourself in the program so that you can learn the most about yourself and the culture. Once you decide to study abroad you have to realize that the experience is going to happen whether you're excited about it or not, so make the most of it while you have the chance... - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I learned to not assume that everyone has the same meantality/thoughts as me and to communicate more effectively! This trip is worthwhile. My host mom and I still keep in contact!! - Michigan State University View Entire Review
September 21, 2015 Great Expirence
Learned what it is like to be a minority and a ton of good speaking skills. Yes - Missouri State University View Entire Review
While abroad in Costa Rica I gained a lot more than I had expected to. I have been studying Spanish for 15 years, but had never really been forced to us it. I am now more confident in my Spanish language skills, and want to speak Spanish all the time! During my time abroad, I was also able to find my passion. I had always qu... - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
September 10, 2015 A Life Changing Experience
In Costa Rica, I learned that I am truly a global citizen. I never felt more connected to humanity than I did when I was in Costa Rica. I learned that there is no such thing as a perfect country, study abroad program, or life. I gained the ability to find similarities between myself and the people around me. Lastly. I learned th... - Seton Hall University View Entire Review
I learned a lot more spanish and gained an appreciation for cultures who live more simplistic compared to the American lifestyle. - University of Houston View Entire Review
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September 02, 2015 An Okay Summer.
I became very appreciative of my life at home and that some people you meet from around the U.S. are not the best people. - Winona State University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile! It's a great first study abroad experience, but I think if you've been abroad many times and/or are above an intermediate level, you won't get as much out of it. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Study Abroad at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
Sol education had so many activities I will never forget! From white water rafting to touring beautiful cities I had the time of my life! - Illinois Wesleyan University View Entire Review
I learned so much about myself, my ability and lack there of to plan and explore. Also the country's values and cultural ways. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Latin University of Costa Rica
One of the best decisions I've made in my life. I will treasure the memories of my time in Costa Rica with SOL forever. I learned a lot about love, community, compassion, people, and this earth we inhabit. My Spanish reached levels beyond what I expected. The word "worthwhile" doesn't even get close to what was gleaned through t... - Winona State University View Entire Review
I learned more than just what I was taught in the classroom. It fed my passion and my brain while immersing me in a culture that I fell in love with. I gained real world knowledge I couldn't have gained any other way. It was more than worthwhile. - Eastern Kentucky University 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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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

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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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