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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There is nothing better than experiencing a culture different from your home. It allowed me to appreciate and value myself, family, and country that much more. I gained confidence speaking Spanish with others. I felt like this experience made me more fluent because I now volunteer at a local clinic as a medical interpreter, I’m ... - University of Arkansas - Little Rock View Entire Review
I gained various friendships and a love for the culture and language in Costa Rica. It was most definitely worthwhile, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Tico culture and the directors of the program were always available and did their best to help students feel comfortable and learn more, - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned to appreciate things I didn't understand. I think I am a more curious person now and more likely to do things I have never done before. Also, I gained confidence in my abilities to speak Spanish. - West Texas A&M University View Entire Review
Yes! My experience was life changing I. May ways. I learned independence, and a respect and fascination for the ways others live. And of course, I learned how to truly speak Spanish! - Alamo Heights High School View Entire Review
I learned to relax more, eat healthier, learn to live life as an adventure and to live a more happy lifestyle. In addition, practicing my language skills. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
So much outside the classroom about Costa Rica, the Spanish language, and Ticos in general. It was my first time outside of the U.S for longer than a week and I learned so much in those past six weeks. - Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU View Entire Review
I took a major step out of my comfort zone and learned so much. I gained amazing friends and learned all about a new culture and language. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
Past Review Woah
I crave more experiences similar to my time in Costa Rica - West Texas A&M University View Entire Review
Past Review ¡Pura Vida!
I have always been someone who travels, but when you decide to study abroad and fully adopt a new culture you learn so much more about yourself, your friends, and the whole world. - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
Absolutely worthwhile. My communication skills and comprehension skills improved immensely. Locals were great and encouraged the students to practice the language and speak with them. - Carroll University View Entire Review
I learned many new recipes, but mostly I learned about the culture. Costa Rica is the greenest country I have ever been in. - University of Houston View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
My spanish improved immensely and I now feel confident speaking because of my classes here. It was so so so worth while. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
I got out of my comfort zone which was extremely worthwile - University of Houston View Entire Review
I gained many important skills such as not being afraid to speak Spanish even when it is not perfect. Yes! View Entire Review
I learned the differences and similarities between my culture and a different culture. It was definitely worthwhile and made me realize that I would like to continue to travel the world and experience different cultures on my own terms in the future. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
I gained confidence in speaking my second language. Before, I was afraid to talk with anyone besides my Spanish teachers in the language, but now I don’t want to stop talking in Spanish! Also, this was transformative in my career journey - I think I may want to teach English as a second language! - Wesleyan College View Entire Review
I gained language skills, independence, and a desire to learn more. I learned that the "pura vida" lifestyle is a pretty great mindset that I can implement at home. It was 100% worthwhile. - Western Kentucky University View Entire Review
I learned that I was a much stronger person than I thought I was. I was in another country, learning another culture, eating different foods and I did just fine. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
I gained a wider understanding of Latin culture and hands-on experience of what it's like to be in a Latin American country. It was challenging but definetly worthwhile. View Entire Review
I learned so much more about the language and the different culture. I also learned how to be way more independent. It was definitely worthwhile. - High School View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
It was definitely worthwhile to me to study abroad. Not only did I expand my knowledge of Spanish, but I also gained super valuable insight on Costa Rican culture, slang, and way of life. The excursions and friends I made were also very important to me and made the trips so much more fulfilling. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
Past Review Pura Vida
I learned the importance of traveling to new places. The lessons and connections you make from meeting new people is invaluable. - University of Houston View Entire Review
I learned that I was able to travel into another country and immerse myself into their culture with little ease. It was more than worthwhile, it was an unforgettable experience I will hold in my heart forever. - University of Houston - Downtown View Entire Review
Past Review A Good Time!
Great memories and knowledge. It was very worthwhile. - University of Houston 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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