Earn up to 23 credits per semester studying abroad in Costa Rica; no previous Spanish language study is required.
Live in a Costa Rican homestay.
Choose one of three available programs: Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Science Program | Certificate of Knowledge Program | Spanish Language and Internship Program (with additional criteria/requirements).
Enjoy cultural and social activities such as walking tours, film club, illustrators club, a visit to the Teatro Nacional, cooking class, visits to local museums and markets and more; volunteer opportunities are also available.
Trips include a 3-day excursion to Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs Spa and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a 3-day visit to Manuel Antonio National Park and a day trip to tour a coffee plantation and visit La Marta Wildlife Refuge.
Optional excursions include a 2-day Sarapiquí hiking and rafting trip and 4-day visit to Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Tuition and transcripts provided by the Universidad Veritas.
This program is available to high school graduates for Gap Year participation.
Offering more than $800,000 in scholarships, grants & financial support each year!
AIFS is recognized as a premier provider of study abroad programs. All-inclusive program fees cover tuition, housing, a meal plan, tours and excursions, insurance and 24-hour emergency service. Since 1964, more than 1.5 million students have traveled abroad with AIFS.
** Indicates a rolling registration process. Once Education Abroad processes the initial registration, registrants will be be able to complete pre-departure materials prior to the registration deadline.