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Study Abroad in San José, Costa Rica with CEA

Experience San José

Guarded by majestic volcanoes and green hills honoring the natural beauty that exists throughout the nation's terrain, San José is a city that takes pride in its rich traditions and democratic freedom. The Spanish spoken in Costa Rica is considered one of the purest and easiest to understand in Latin America.

  • Immerse yourself in Costa Rican student life on the campuses of Veritas University and Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnología (ULACIT) our local Partner Universities
  • Discover spectacular natural wonders such as volcanoes, hot springs, waterfalls, beaches, and tropical forests on CEA excursions
  • Enrich your experience by volunteering a few hours a week at a local orphanage or school
  • Participate in a wide range of co-curricular activities from adventure and eco-tourism to history and culture, or join one of the many student organizations or clubs

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San José Programs

Sessions Program Summary
Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences
Veritas University
  • Courses available in English and Spanish
  • Intended for students of all language levels
  • Acquire knowledge of Costa Rican culture and history while cultivating Spanish language skills
  • Study the environment in a region that leads the environmental conservation field
Medical Spanish & Health Sciences
Veritas University
  • Courses available in Spanish and English
  • Intended for students of all levels interested in using Spanish in the medical field
  • Acquire Spanish language skills and an understanding of the cultural elements that influence interactions with Hispanic patients
  • Gain insight into Costa Rica's socialized Health Care System, its strengths and weaknesses as well as the medical challenges presented by the country's tropical environment
International Business
Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia
  • Integrated classes with Costa Ricans and other international students
  • Designed to prepare students for careers in the increasingly internationalized global environment
  • Explore courses in economics, finance, management, marketing & more
  • Courses taught in English as well as the option to take a ULACIT language course or ULACIT Elective course
Service Learning
Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologia
  • Explore Service Learning and Sustainable Development in the present world context while at the La Marta Wildlife Refuge.
  • Immerse yourself in the Costa Rican culture by living and interacting within the rural local community of Pejibaye de Cartago.
  • Contribute to the community by working with established organizations.
  • Working level of Spanish required to interact with the community.
International Internship
Veritas University
  • Gain valuable international work experience by completing an internship and coursework
  • Enhance career development skills through an international work placement while immersing in the Latin American culture
  • Improve Spanish proficiency and learn practical language skills in the workplace
  • Learn how culture impacts business and communication by integrating into a foreign company
  • Choose from a wide variety of courses in English and Spanish to complement your field of study
  • Use San José as a spring board to discover the wonders of Costa Rica and Central America
Intensive Spanish Language
Veritas University
Short Term
  • Courses available in Spanish
  • Intended for students of all language levels
  • Acquire and improve Spanish language skills within an intensive period
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