Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences
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Spanish Language, Liberal Arts & Environmental Sciences

Available Sessions

What You Get

Expect a lot of perks when you study abroad with CEA. From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!

Here's what you get when you study abroad with CEA in San José:

  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Career & Re-entry Workshop
  • Official Transcript(s)

Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered three excursions and summer study students are typically offered two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

*In an effort to offer lower - cost internship options and support you in maximizing your professional development in a condensed timeframe, summer internship programs do not include excursions.

Where You'll Stay in San José

Our carefully chosen housing options enhance your experience abroad by allowing you to live like a local. While we do attempt to match your preferences with our housing options, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed. Housing and roommate assignments are first-come, first-serve based on availability; apply early to help us organize your housing arrangements.

Homestay

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Engage in San Jose’s pura vida culture firsthand when you live in a homestay with a local Costa Rican family. For the culture-seeking type who want to live life abroad as their host locals do, homestays enable students the opportunity to dive headfirst into Costa Rican life.

TYPICAL COMMUTE

  • CEA Office in San Jose: 10-20 minutes, walking
  • Veritas University: 10-20 minutes, walking

 

MEALS INCLUDED

  • 2 meals per day – Breakfast & Dinner (Mon - Fri, and Sun) – included, except on excursion days

ROOMMATES

  • 1-3 students per room
  • Up to 8 students per Homestay

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen
  • Shared-single sex bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet Access
  • Telephone access available
  • Washer Only

Session Available

  • Semester
    Summer
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Casa Universitaria

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Experience a Spanish living environment with an independent twist when you sign up to live in CEA’s Casa Universitaria. A homestay and apartment hybrid, this housing option enables you to sample the best of both worlds. Like a homestay, enjoy the personalized experience of a Cost Rican family/host who prepares meals, cleans and interacts with you. Like an apartment, reside in independent living quarters where you can come and go as you please and live with other CEA or Costa Rican students. 

TYPICAL COMMUTE

  • CEA Office in San José: 10-20 minutes, walking
  • Veritas University: 10-15 minutes, walking

MEALS INCLUDED

  • 2 meals per day – Breakfast & Dinner (M-Sun) – included, except on excursion days

ROOMMATES

  • 1 student per room
  • 1-8 students per Casa Universitaria

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen
  • Shared en-suite bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access available
  • Washer Only

Session Available

  • Semester
    Summer

ADDITIONAL FEES

 
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Independent Living

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While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our San José housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Flourishing Abroad
It was an amazing experience, an amazing city, and I had all the means to flourish through CEA!

Francesca Accomazzo
Cal Poly,
Summer 2015, Berlin, Germany

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