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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Past Review Awesome
Confidence to speak with people who aren't family members - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
Incredible experience, 100% worth while. I will be encouraging my students to study abroad with Sol. - William Jewell College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
The people I interacted with was what made it fun. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
I became conversational in Spanish, gained a ton of confidence and independence, and had a blast. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
SOL is an excellent Spanish-learning immersion program that provides a safe and enriching environment in which to improve your Spanish language skills and embrace the Costarricense culture and lifestyle. The provided excursions were a marvelous way to see the country, bond with SOLmates, and practice what was being taught in the... - California State University - Stanislaus View Entire Review
I have learned a lot, not only Spanish, but about myself and other people. I've also gotten to try some new things and make new friends. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of California - Los Angeles / UCLA View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
I gained a lot more independence, even more than I got when I moved to college. Being "on your own" in a different culture requires you to step out of your comfort zone and figure things out a lot more than being "on your own" in your own culture does. It was totally worthwhile, and I made a lot of memories that I will never for... - University of Evansville View Entire Review
Past Review Super Amazing
It's a good way to also find yourself. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
My language increased more than I could have imagined and it did so without me realizing it until the end of the trip. I was communicating with locals without thinking twice or being nervous. I also met friends from all over the country. As a traveler, that is so exciting and I love having connections all over the country! - College of Saint Benedict and Saint Johns University View Entire Review
I gained an open mind, and my heart grew for others and their differences. It was definitely worthwhile. - Western Carolina University View Entire Review
Past Review Phenomenal
I learned so much from this experience! I learned how to be a better teacher, collaborate with others, and live in the moment. It was definitely worthwhile. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I got more confident with speaking Spanish. I'm not afraid to mess up or say something wrong. I learned so much about Costa Rican culture, and I got to meet some really wonderful people. I got unique experiences that I will value forever. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
I learned about myself, the culture and beauty of Costa Rica, the richness of the Spanish language, and the value of exploring the world. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I gained a sense of confidence in trying to speak spanish. I also got a sense of what the lifestyle is of a typical family in Costa Rica. It was definitely worthwhile, and I would do it again in a heartbeat. - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
While learning Spanish I got to explore a new culture in a place that was completely foreign to me. It was absolutely worthwhile as I have had an incredible experience here and would highly recommend the program to anyone who is interested in studying abroad. - University of Houston View Entire Review
I gained confidence in myself and in my ability to speak Spanish. I also became comfortable making mistakes while talking. I think this whole experience was worth it just because I became comfortable talking in a foreign language. View Entire Review
I learned about a different culture , and way of living. It was very worthwhile. - University of Houston View Entire Review
I gained a lot independence! - University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh View Entire Review
Past Review Pura Vida
You learn about the way people live their lives in a different country. Attitudes and culture are so different, and it's so much fun to get the local perspective. It was 500% worth it - University of Louisville View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Study Abroad Programs in Costa Rica
In Costa Rica I gained so much: an appreciation for slow, people-oriented culture that doesn't rush from one task to the next; a glimpse into another part of the world; immense improvement of my Spanish skills; a new mama; incredible new friends, Tico and American; a sense of confidence about my ability to travel and enjoy exper... - University of Houston View Entire Review
Learned about culture, gained friends, so worth it! - Eastern Kentucky University View Entire Review
I learned so much about my self and living with people. I learned tons about the environment and cultures. It was so worthwhile and I am so thankful for my experiences there. - Metropolitan State University of Denver View Entire Review
Yes! I learned so much about the culture and I gained a Costa Rican family. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I gained confidence in my Spanish and ability to communicate better with other cultures. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I was able to practice my Spanish a lot and I had many cultural experiences that I may not have had access to if I did not go through a program such as this. This literally was one of the best experiences of my life. - Missouri State 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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