Semester in Costa Rica in San José offers so much to explore, taste, smell, and see … even on a modest student budget! You will have no trouble finding art exhibitions, theater events, music and dancing, film festivals, and more. The University itself offers many activities that international students can participate in, including salsa dance lessons, intramural sports, a conversation-partner program with Costa Rican students, lessons in cooking typical Costa Rican food, city excursions, and free self-defense and martial arts classes.
Semester in Costa Rica also gives you the chance to fill your free time with volunteering experiences, such as working with underprivileged children. This can be a great way to give back to the local community and learn more about your host city!
Semester in Costa Rica offers an extensive orientation program. This helps you get comfortable, get energized to start classes, and meet fellow study abroad students from all over the US and the world. On-site staff help prepare you to immerse yourself in a new culture and make the most of your semester in San Jose.
With Semester in Costa Rica, you'll have ample opportunity to get to know your vibrant new home and your fellow international students with excursions to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, the exciting and sunny Tamarindo bay, the active Poas Volcano, the 300 foot Cataratas del Toro waterfall and more! Living in the capital city, there will always be something to do!
Worried about being away from the comforts of home? In Semester in Costa Rica, you'll stay with a local family with your own room, meals and weekly laundry! You'll also be within walking distance of the university with public transport easily accessible. Students typically say that living with a local family was their favorite part of going abroad.