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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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
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
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
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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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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