Study Abroad in San José, Costa Rica

Study Abroad in San José: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester (12 weeks) $8,995
Fall or Spring Semester (16 weeks) $10,495

Stay for a year and save $1,000
Students enrolling for a full year (two semesters) at the same campus receive an automatic fee reduction of $1,000 toward their second semester fee.

Program Fee Includes:

Pre-Departure

  • Personalized assistance from site specialists on the AIFS Admissions Team in the U.S. to help you prepare for your study abroad experience, answer questions about the academic program, provide course syllabi and assist with the student visa process
  • Pre-departure resources including online course descriptions, an information handbook and an online AIFS account to help you manage your application and pre-departure materials
  • Student networking resources allow you to connect with other students who will be going on your program, as well as AIFS alumni who can provide first-hand information and advice on what to expect

On-Site

  • Tuition—up to 23 semester credits depending on program and course selection
  • Housing—with a Costa Rican homestay family
  • Meals—Breakfast and dinner every day in your homestay
  • Day trips and Excursions including a 3-day excursion to Manuel Antonio National Park, a 3-day excursion to Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs and Monteverde Cloud Forest and a day trip to Poás Volcano and La Paz Waterfalls
  • Cultural and social activities such as walking tours, visit to the Teatro Nacional, a coffee plantation, cooking class, and visits to local museums and markets
  • Resident Director and student services support staff to help with any questions or advice you may need while in Costa Rica
  • Orientation workshops to help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize you with the local area, advise you about living in Costa Rica and help you to adjust to the culture
  • Volunteer opportunities such as working with children, the elderly and assisting on other social projects in the community of San José
  • University services including the library, computer labs and cafeterias
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service allows you to reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by Veritas University will be sent to your home institution on completion of your program
  • Re-entry materials and support upon return to the U.S. to help you make the transition back to life after your study abroad experience
  • Alumni network and career development opportunities on the AIFS Alumni Advocate and AIFS Alumni Ambassador Programs

Optional Components

Please note fee does not include the non-refundable application fee and $250 refundable damage deposit. Students not selecting the AIFS Flight Package are responsible for arranging their own flights according to the most up-to-date itinerary.

AIFS Program with Optional Round-Trip Flights and Airport Transfers

For your convenience, AIFS will arrange your round-trip airfare (including all fuel surcharges, taxes and fees), meet you at the arrival airport(s) and provide transportation to and from the program site on scheduled arrival and departure dates.

Fall or Spring Semester 12-Week Program

Flights

  • U.S. to San José
  • San José to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Atlanta$920
Boston$840
Buffalo$1,020
Chicago$1,020
Cincinnati$1,000
Dallas$920
Denver$1,760
Des Moines$1,020
Detroit$840
Houston$860
Los Angeles$1,260
Miami$780
Minneapolis$1,060
New York/Newark$960
Orlando$800
Philadelphia$1,000
Phoenix$1,000
Pittsburgh$960
Raleigh/Durham$980
San Francisco$1,120
Seattle$1,380
St. Louis$1,000
Washington/Dulles$840

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)


Fall or Spring Semester 16-Week Program

Flights

  • U.S. to San José
  • San José to U.S.

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Atlanta$1,040
Boston$860
Buffalo$980
Chicago$920
Cincinnati$880
Dallas$960
Denver$1,060
Des Moines$940
Detroit$1,000
Houston$880
Los Angeles$900
Miami$860
Minneapolis$980
New York/Newark$900
Orlando$860
Philadelphia$1,020
Phoenix$1,040
Pittsburgh$1,000
Raleigh/Durham$940
San Francisco$1,140
Seattle$1,140
St. Louis$1,040
Washington/Dulles$860

The optional flight package prices listed are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of invoicing. (Program fee is guaranteed.)