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  • Locations: Heredia, Costa Rica
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, May Term, Spring, Summer, Winter Interim
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  • Program Sponsor: Sol Education Abroad 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Class Status: 1 - freshman, 2 - sophomore, 3 - junior, 4 - senior, 5 - grad student, 6 - other
Housing Options: Apartment (single), Homestay Area of Study: Accounting, Art History, Biology, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Earth Sciences, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, Graphic Design, History, Hospitality Management, Information Systems, International Business, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Political Science, Pre-med, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish
Program Type: Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Description:
Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Learn Spanish in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Discover a country of friendly people and breathtaking scenery. The mountainous landscape is dotted with volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and rushing rivers. Costa Rica is situated between two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, giving it miles of stunning seashore that supports an amazing array of sea life. It is considered one of the best places in the world to study Spanish due to the clear and enjoyable accent of its inhabitants.

Heredia
You will live in the cool highlands of Costa Rica in the beautiful city of Heredia, known as the "City of Flowers". Heredia is located only 20 minutes from the capital city of San José, yet retains the atmosphere of a smaller Costa Rican town. Heredia provides a wonderful mix of old and new and is the perfect place to study Spanish and explore Costa Rica.

Latin University of Costa Rica
The Latin University of Costa Rica (Unversidad Latina de Costa Rica, or ULatina for short) is a private, fully accredited university founded in 1986. It has a full range of degrees for students that come from all over the world. The university is located on a spacious campus set amongst pine trees and abundant green space for studying outside and intramural sports. First-rate academics combined with a beautiful locale make the ULatina a world-class location for study abroad.

Homestay (Room & Board) & Meals
There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families. You will have breakfast, lunch, and
dinner with your family.

Included Excursions
Rain Forest, Hot Springs & La Fortuna Waterfall (Arenal Volcano region)
Experience the natural beauty of an active volcano and soak in the exotic hot springs. Hike to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful waterfalls, La Fortuna, which drops from a forested cliff hundreds of feet above you into a beautiful natural pool perfect for swimming.
Pacific Beach Trip (Manuel Antonio National Park)
Manuel Antonio National Park is an escape to paradise. It is characterized by lush forests, tropical beaches, and abundant wildlife.
Rainforest Zipline Canopy Tour
Experience the thrill of a zipline tour through the canopy of the Costa Rican cloud forest! A highlight of the tour is soaring high about the Rio Cataratitas.
White-Water Rafting
Experience the rush of white-water rafting through Costa Rica's tropical landscapes.
San José City Tour
Tour the historical capital city of Costa Rica.
Nicaragua (semester only)
Get off the beaten path, and travel to one of Costa Rica's beautiful neighbors and experience the life and culture of another Central American country.

Cultural Activities
We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of Costa Rica and Heredia.
• Coffee Tour • Traditional Cooking Classes • Salsa & Merengue Dance Classes • Soccer Matches • Movie Night • City Tours • Wildlife Rescue Ranch • Festivals & Market Day

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
May Term 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2018 02/28/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018 04/30/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2018 04/30/2018 ** 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.