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 4.8
Based on 4 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
I gained a much higher level of confidence in my Spanish. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
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
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
Past Review Wonderful
I gained good life skills - University of the Cumberlands View Entire Review
My experience abroad opened my eyes to so many things about the world and about myself. It has inspired me to learn more about other cultures and to continue learning another language. I also met so many amazing people while abroad. - University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I gained friendships, learning experiences, and overall more confidence in myself. - Northern Kentucky University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
I have never in my entire 21 years of living had such an incredible and life changing experience. And I'm not making this up. From someone who's never traveled out of the United States before, my experience was golden. I met so many incredible people from all over who made me into a better person and pushed me into a much more p... - University of North Texas View Entire Review
I gained friendships around the US and helped improve my Spanish within such a sort amount of time. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
I gained a better understanding of the culture and language. I also became more open-minded. It was absolutely worthwhile. - University of the Cumberlands View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish skills and became more confident in navigating life in a foreign country. I also was allowed to opportunity to make strong connections with people from across the U.S. and from around Costa Rica through my class and host family. - University of Wyoming 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
Past Review Beautiful!
Very worthwhile, I learned a lot about the culture and the people who live in the country. - University of Houston View Entire Review
Past Review 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
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
Past Review 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
A lot of people who you assume would care about you don’t, and a lot of people who you assume would not do care. I would have rather learned that a different way. - Lord Fairfax Community College View Entire Review
I could go on for paragraphs for all the things I've learned/gained from my abroad experience but each person has a completely unique experience. Do yourself a favor and go abroad. - University of New Mexico View Entire Review
My experience was worthwhile and i learned a lot about myself that could affect my future. I gain friends, confidence, and more. - Western Carolina University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
The experience of studying abroad in Costa Rica was life-changing and affected not only my college experience but my future career choices. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
I gained a wider perspective of Latin America, as well as a better foundation for my Spanish and better social skills when interacting with people from different cultures/backgrounds than my own. - Miami University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
Past Review Life Changing
100% worthwhile. This experience pushed me way out of my comfort zone, but I don’t regret it one bit. It was an amazing opportunity to travel for the first time, meet new people who will stay in touch for years to come, experience a new culture, and feel the pura vida atmosphere. It was a growing experience being away from my fa... - Cardinal Stritch University 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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