Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica

Find your dream Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica at Abroad101 and this directory of Study Abroad Programs, Rankings and Reviews.  Future students are drawn to Abroad101 for the reviews from returning students.  Using the popular 1-5 star scale, ... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
Based on 59 Reviews
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I learned so much and how to cooperate with people from all different kinds of backgrounds and it was definitely worth it. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned that I can successfully navigate the world and travel abroad, even in a different language. People are always willing to help. It was definitely worthwhile. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
December 26, 2019 My Semester In Costa Rica
I gained a much higher level of confidence in my Spanish. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
November 21, 2019 Costa Rican Adventure
It was definitely worthwhile. The most frustrating this was that we'd go on our excursions, but the people wouldn't be on time. As a very punctual person, being in a country where it isn't normal to be punctual can be punctual. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
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I learned how to communicate in a different language across various platforms and groups. I learned various presentation skills, and many skills for working in business. - Hofstra University View Entire Review
November 01, 2019 Wonderful
I gained good life skills - University of the Cumberlands View Entire Review
September 06, 2019 Amazing
I gained friendships, learning experiences, and overall more confidence in myself. - Northern Kentucky University View Entire Review
July 15, 2019 Don’t Go Back
I’m better at Spanish. I would never choose sol again. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I gained cultural experience, knowledge of the Spanish language, the best of friends, and memories to last a lifetime. This program was definitely worthwhile! View Entire Review
I learned multiple differences in the spanish dialogue for coat rica compare to mexico and USA - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish, met a lot of people from different parts of the US, and got a chance to explore Costa Rica and went on fun excursions. I'd say it's worth it IF you can afford to pay for the program comfortably. - Lafayette College View Entire Review
I gained best friends and learned so much about a new culture, as well as about myself. This experience was indisputably worthwhile and I would do it again tomorrow. I also realized a new dream of one day living abroad permanently. - University of Houston View Entire Review
Gained so many friendships and I learned how to live a "pura vida." It was absolutely worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
January 23, 2020 Beautiful!
Very worthwhile, I learned a lot about the culture and the people who live in the country. - University of Houston View Entire Review
January 22, 2020 Life Changing
I definitely learned a lot about the culture of Costa Rica, which was something I wanted to gain from the experience. My Spanish improved and I am still in touch with my host family and the other students I met on the trip. - Cardinal Stritch University View Entire Review
November 21, 2019 Worth The Experience!
I think it was worthwhile. I loved the immersion factor of the program since I was living with a host family. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
November 07, 2019 Self Discovery
I learned a lot about myself and my desires. Yes it was worth while. - Metropolitan State University of Denver View Entire Review
What didn't I gain or learn?! My worldview was expanded, I discovered more career opportunities, and my second language skills were vastly improved. - Western Carolina University View Entire Review
Yes, my experience was worthwhile. I was grateful to have the opportunity to focus on only learning Spanish during class because I improved at a much faster rate. I was able to use what I had learned in class in my conversations with my host family and therefore hone in my Spanish skills a bit more. - Mills College View Entire Review
I learned a lot more Spanish, how to travel, what Costa Rica is struggling with, the beauty of other countries, and many cultural differences between Costa Rica and other countries - Universidad Latina de Costa Rica View Entire Review
To appreciate the material less and people more. Very worth it. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
When you go abroad, you gain so much perspective on your own home country and way of life. Pura Vida is the motto of Costa Rica, and my host mom compared it to "hakuna matata" or essentially, don't worry. I loved getting to see that more laid back way of life, because it differs so greatly from the hustle and bustle of the US. I... - University of the Cumberlands View Entire Review
Learned more Spanish than I thought I would. Learned a great deal about health and healthcare in Costa Rica and was able to compare it to the U.S. to see similarities and differences. Worthwhile! - Western Michigan University View Entire Review
- culture of Costa Rica - desire and independence to explore - strengthened relationships - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
More spanish was worth the while - Texas A&M University–Central Texas View Entire Review

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Find your dream Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica at Abroad101 and this directory of Study Abroad Programs, Rankings and Reviews.  

Future students are drawn to Abroad101 for the reviews from returning students.  Using the popular 1-5 star scale, individual reviews provide a total rating, which are then averaged and displayed in directories.  Individual review details give ratings on all aspects of the program: academics, housing, food, program administration and the environment, plus student support before and after the experience abroad.  This insight can be reassuring to students and help them not only pick a program, but feel comfortable in their choices.  For parents, the reviews provide a level of comfort about the provider, the destination and study abroad in general.

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