Study Abroad in San José, Costa Rica

Overview

Spend a semester or academic year in the lively capital city of San José, Costa Rica, with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the Universidad Veritas, one of the most highly respected universities in Latin America. Located on an urban campus, the university is home to a diverse student population of nearly 2,000, including several hundred international students.

Academic Program Options in San José (Veritas University)

Spanish Language, Liberal Arts and Environmental Sciences Program, Spanish Language and Internship Program (Extended Semester), Certificate of Knowledge Program (Extended Semester)

Internships available
Volunteer opportunities available

What’s Included

  1. TUITION

    Up to 23 semester credits depending on program and course selection
  2. courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and Spanish
  3. HOUSING

    Homestay with a local family
  4. MEALS

    Breakfast and dinner every day in the homestay
  5. EXCURSIONS & DAY TRIPS

    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, Doka Coffee Plantation, Grecia and Sarchi in Alajuela
  6. CULTURAL & SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    Walking tours, film club, illustrators club, visit to the Teatro Nacional, an indigenous reserve, cooking class, and visits to local museums and markets
  7. HEALTH & SAFETY

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
  8. ON-SITE RESIDENT DIRECTOR

    to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  9. Unique to San José

    • Internship and Volunteer opportunities
    • University services including the library, lunch ticket packages, free Wi-Fi, printing card, computer labs, cafeteria and shuttle services to homestays
    • Wide range of environmental studies courses
  10. Optional Components

  11. AIFS FLIGHT PACKAGE >>

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
    Airport transfers to and from campus
  12. EXCURSIONS >>

    Sarapiquí hiking and rafting (2 days)
    Bocas del Toro, Panama (4 days) Extended Program only

Visa

U.S. citizens automatically get a tourist visa when they enter Costa Rica which allows them to stay 90 days which covers the semester program. Students on the extended semester which is over 90 days will be provided information on the extension/visa process after acceptance.

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