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  • Locations: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, May Term, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: Center for International Studies 
  • Dates / Deadlines
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Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Options: Homestay
Area of Study: Biology, Business, Communications, Culinary Arts, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Education, Finance, Fine Arts, History, Hospitality Management, International Business, Latin American Studies, Law, Management, Marine Sciences, Marketing, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish Program Type: Internship Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:
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Program Information:
On Intern in Costa Rica, you will study Spanish at a local university in bustling San José, the capital of Costa Rica, and work at a custom internship or volunteer placement. You can gain practical skills in your major and really boost your resume with international work experience. In your free time, explore nearby volcanoes, go zip-lining in the rain forest, and get to know Costa Rican culture while sipping some of the best coffee in the world with classmates at a local café!

Here are some things to expect while on this unique program:

  • Custom internship in Costa Rica – Gain practical experience in an internship selected for you from among fields as diverse as business, education, design, art, journalism, tourism, and engineering. Get a leg up in the job market!
  • Idyllic setting – You’ll be just minutes from the heart of the capital of Costa Rica, and you will get to explore both the city and the beautiful national parks, picturesque mountain villages, and relaxed beach towns found nearby.
  • Fun outside the classroom and your internship – Universidad Veritas has weekly dance classes, intramural sports, martial arts classes, Costa Rican cooking classes, religious organizations, volunteer opportunities, and more.
Internship Placements:
The following are fields in which previous interns have been placed, but this list does not determine the availability of a placement in any particular field nor does it guarantee placements in any of these fields for any particular applicant:

Animal Science or Veterinary
Archaeology (Museums)
Business Journalism, Radio, TV
Education (teaching English as a second language)
Environmental Science (Biology, Ecology, Conservation, Administration, Education)
Sustainable Development
Tourism and Hospitality

There are many reasons to Intern in Costa Rica, but here are a few of the key highlights that make this program unique.

•   Intermediate and advanced Spanish-language classes
•   Excursions throughout Costa Rica
•   Internship in Costa Rica — from business to tropical ecology to photography
•   Cooking classes, dance classes, and sports events help you bond with your classmates
•   One of the most biodiverse countries on the planet!

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.