Study Abroad in San José, Costa Rica

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Study Abroad in San José: Fees

Session/Term Fee
Fall or Spring Semester (Semester Program) $9,995
Fall Semester Hybrid Program:  7 weeks online followed by 5 weeks in Costa Rica $8,795
Spring Semester  Extended Semester Program $11,695
Spring Spanish Language and Internship Program (Extended Semester only) $11,695
Spring Certificate of Knowledge Program (Extended Semester only) $11,695
Optional Early Start Online Program (Fall Semester Only) + $995

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 Homestay with a local family
  • Meals Breakfast and dinner every day in the homestay
  • Excursions and Day Trips 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, Doka Coffee Plantation, Grecia and Sarchi in Alajuela
  • Cultural and social activities such as walking tours, film club, illustrators club, visit to the Teatro Nacional, an indigenous reserve, cooking class, and visits to local museums and markets
  • On-Site Resident Director tto help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
  • 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
  • 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
  • Comprehensive insurance and assistance package
  • 24-hour emergency telephone service allows you to reach AIFS staff at any time in an urgent situation
  • Wide range of environmental studies courses

Upon Return

  • Official transcript issued by the Universidad Veritas. One official copy will be sent to the student’s home institution on completion of the 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 refundable $95 application fee. 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

Flights

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

Airport Transfers

  • Airport to Campus
  • Campus to Airport

Fees by departure city

Atlanta$860
Boston$820
Buffalo$820
Charlotte$1,060
Chicago$880
Cincinnati$1,020
Columbus$840
Dallas$1,060
Denver$1,160
Des Moines$1,100
Detroit$1,000
Houston$940
Los Angeles$940
Miami$760
Minneapolis$1,040
New York/ Newark$840
Orlando$700
Philadelphia$680
Phoenix$1,040
Pittsburgh$780
Raleigh/Durham$880
San Francisco$940
Seattle$1,040
St. Louis$860
Washington, DC$720

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


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