Semester in Costa Rica

Program Spotlight Study in English or Spanish in the bustling capital city of San José. Explore nearby volcanoes, go zip lining in the rainforest, and get to know Costa Rican culture while sipping some of the best coffee in the world.

On Semester in Costa Rica, you will study abroad in English or in Spanish at a local university, Universidad Veritas, in the bustling capital city of San José. In your free time, explore nearby volcanoes, go zip lining in the rainforest, and get to know Costa Rican culture while sipping some of the best coffee in the world with classmates at a local café! You will experience:

Local and international students – Your fellow students will be a great balance of local Costa Ricans, known as Ticos, and international students.

Choose your language – Take courses ranging from Costa Rican culture and environment to art studies taught in English, take Spanish-language courses, or, if your Spanish is strong enough, choose from a variety of courses in Spanish to immerse yourself with local Costa Rican students and professors! Whatever you do, there's not a better way to learn than to study Spanish in Costa Rica!

Perfect location – Being minutes from the heart of the Costa Rican capital, you can explore the city with ease, but beautiful national parks, picturesque mountain villages, and relaxed beach towns are also nearby.

Extracurricular activities – The University provides weekly dance classes, intramural sports, martial arts classes, Costa Rican cooking classes, religious organizations, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Great excursions – While you study abroad in Costa Rica, you and your fellow study abroad students can take advantage of 2 day trips and 2 weekend excursions, all included with the program. Take a city tour, wander through the local markets, and try some exotic tropical fruit as you explore the rain forest. Experiencing the culture is all part of your study abroad in Costa Rica!