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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The cultural differences - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
Past Review Indescribable
It opened my eyes to so many different things and it was 100% worthwhile. It made me change my outlook on life, and how I treat myself and others. There are so many good things you can do in this world, and so many people you can impact and help, take advantage of it. - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
Past Review Pura Vida!
I learned a whole lot of Spanish! I also gained a lot if individuality. I got the travel bug and want to continue pursuing other languages. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
Past Review Great!
I learned about the different culture and was able to compare it to my own culture. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
I learned more about myself and the world around me. I learned to be more tolerant of other ways of life and I learned another language. - North Carolina Central University View Entire Review
I learned the language - High School View Entire Review
Past Review Pura Vida!
I learned a few grammatical rules. But most importantly I learned how to travel and find my way around. It's great to be tested and pass without having a security net always near you. - University of Houston View Entire Review
I learned a new language and the way of the Costa Rican people live View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile since it showed me a different way of living and what else is out there by letting me see parts of the culture that were new and different from how they are at home. - Gateway High School View Entire Review
I was able to see how other people lived and I got to really immerse myself in a culture different than what I am used to. It was definitely worthwhile. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
Past Review Let's Go Again
I learned that we are so fortunate with what we have in the states and take it for granted. In Costa Rica there is not much, but family is what keeps them going and simply being alive everyday is a gift. - University of Texas - San Antonio View Entire Review
I learned more Spanish in 6 weeks than I ever would have here in Houston, and I am surrounded by Hispanic culture here. I made friends for a lifetime and gained an appreciation for a culture other than my own. - University of Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
I gained the invaluable experiences of Spanish language immersion and living in another country. This program changed my outlook on life, and made me a more humble and positive person. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
Sol is amazing. I was able to learn so much Spanish, and gain so many life long friendships. My host family was amazing, and I really felt at home with them. Classes were Monday-Friday from 8-11. Every couple of weeks, we went on an excursion to different places all around Costa Rica. Some incursions were zip lining, going to th... - Minnesota State University, Moorhead View Entire Review
I learned more about the healthcare system in Costa Rica and the issues faced at a community level. It was a worthwhile experience to be with my peers and work with them to develop activities for the service learning component. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
My Spanish speaking and writing skills improved substantially. I was able to take a full 15 credits by electing to take a Journalism class with local university students (SOL gives you lots of of other options for classes with locals, too). - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
Past Review My Many Firsts
I learned about a culture completely different from my own. It was 100% worthwhile and I would recommend anyone to experience this. There is truly nothing like living in another country. - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater View Entire Review
Past Review Value,Safety,Fun
how other people live, there is more to the world than the usa - High School View Entire Review
Obviously, I gained fluency in Spanish that I never would have developed in a high school Spanish class. I hope to do another Sol program next summer! - Homewood High School View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Costa Rican culture, it was worthwhile. - Institute for Collaborative Education View Entire Review
Past Review Pura Vida
I learned to be appreciative of other people and other cultures, and it was worthwhile. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
My Spanish improved immensely and I met so many great friends - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Past Review Pura Vida
I gained language experiences, school credits, friends all over the U.S, and cultural awareness. It was worthwhile for sure. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
I learned so much Spanish and about the Costa Rican culture - Texas A&M University - College Station 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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