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 - Study Abroad at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
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
February 19, 2015 Amazing
Language, experiences - Winona State University View Entire Review
I learned the value of family. In America, it is expected that people will move out of the house after they graduate from high school, but in Costa Rica/Latin America in general, family is valued a lot more and so people generally live with their parents until they get married. And when people get married, they will try to live ... - University of Delaware View Entire Review
January 15, 2015 The Magic Of Pura Vida
It was more than I could have ever imagined. It was truly an eye opening experience that has strengthened my international perspective and my desire to make the world a better place. I feel more comfortable with my conversational skills and have opened up so many more doors of opportunity by being able to communicate with a grea... - University of Colorado - Denver View Entire Review
I don't think there's a single person in our group that didn't make some serious realizations while here. It'd be a joke to try to sum it up on this review. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned more about myself and a lot about the culture here in a small Latin American country. I gained a greater appreciation for love and family from being immersed in such a close knit and loving culture. Every second was worth something. - Western Kentucky 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
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Heredia - Study Abroad at Universidad Latina de Costa Rica
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
be more prepared - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
February 06, 2015 I Miss Costa Rica!
I have the urge to travel even more. It definitely opened my eyes. - University of Houston View Entire Review
My spanish improved a lot, and I learned a lot about the culture of Costa Rica. - Western Kentucky University View Entire Review
December 18, 2014 G Reatest Trip Ever!
Perspective - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
During this trip I learned a lot about myself and about the world. I improved my Spanish and saw so much of Costa Rica. this is a life changing experience - Winona State 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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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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